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3 Injured When Car Crashes Into San Francisco North Beach Bar; Driver Arrested On Drug Warrant

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A man who crashed a vehicle into a bar in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon was arrested on an outstanding $250,000 warrant from Sacramento County, police and fire officials said.

The crash was reported at 1:48 p.m. at Comstock Saloon at 155 Columbus Ave.

Two people in the bar were injured, as was the driver, whose name was not immediately being released. The driver was then arrested on the outstanding $250,000 warrant for the sale of narcotics, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The two other people injured were taken to a hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Talmadge said the car went through the doors of the bar and did not appear to cause any major structural damage to the building. However, bar manager Jonny Raglin said the bar is to be closed indefinitely.

Raglin said they may try to open a separate "saloon room" by the end of the week.

He said the half dozen patrons and the employees present at the time were shaken up when the car came crashing through the doors.

"The bartender especially," Raglin said. "This was his first bar tending shift. He just got promoted from being a bar back. It was a real shocker for him."

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