No charges yet in North San Juan crash |

No charges yet in North San Juan crash

The California Highway Patrol has spoken with the man suspected of crashing his car into a North San Juan building, but the agency will not file any charges until its investigation is completed, Officer George Kirbyson said Thursday.

Kirbyson would not discuss specifics of the crash or the cause, but he said that the suspect has not been very cooperative with authorities.

The building on Highway 49 houses Bigley’s Market and the Brass Rail Tavern, and a long balcony collapsed in the crash. Both businesses were open Thursday.

The crash occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday when a black Ford Taurus crashed into several beams that held up the upper level of the historic building, located at 29336 Highway 49. Two patrons and a bartender were inside the tavern at the time, but no one was hurt.

The Taurus flipped and landed on two parked cars. Caltrans had to close the highway while the rubble was removed.

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