Drunk Driver Crashes Into Bar on Long Island: Police

A drunk driver plowed into a tavern on Long Island early Saturday in a violent crash that destroyed his car, hurt two passengers and damaged another business, police said. 

Michele Masci, 23, of Franklin Square, was charged with driving while intoxicated, assault, criminal mischief and reckless driving, Nassau County police said. 

He was driving a 2002 Audi that struck the Brews Brothers Grille on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square, police said. The Allstate Insurance Company next door was also damaged. 

The car also a hit a utility pole, causing the power lines to fall, police said. 

Firefighters used the jaws of life to get three people out of the car. 

Two 23-year-old passengers were injured, one suffered a bruised lung and the other broke a rib, police said. Masci suffered cuts to his shoulders and was treated at a hospital, police said. 

It wasn't known whether Masci had an attorney. 

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