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Juan C Ruiz Luengas charged after car hits Sprint store in Baltimore, Md.

11:04 AM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- A customer was hit and an employee was injured by debris when a car crashed into a Sprint store on Monday afternoon. Police now say the driver in the incident faces several charges.

On Monday at approximately 3:24 p.m., officers responded to the Sprint Store in the 2300 block of Forest Drive in Annapolis for a traffic accident. They found that a silver 2004 Mazda had traveled through the front glass windows, and continued traveling until it struck the front counter. Police say the car struck a male customer, who was then taken to Shock Trauma for a head injury. A female worker was hit by debris and was transported to Anne Arundel County Medical Center with minor injuries.

Officials say the Anne Arundel County Fire Department determined that the store sustained minor structural damage.

According to officials, the car's driver indicated that his brakes failed, and causing him to crash into the store. When the brakes were examined, however, officials say they were operating properly.

The driver, 21-year-old Juan C Ruiz Luengas of Annapolis was charged with driving motor vehicle on the highway without required license and authorization, driving a vehicle in violation of restricted license requirement, failure of an individual driving on the highway to display license to uniformed police on demand and failure to control vehicle speed on the highway to avoid a collision. Police say he was not injured and only possessed a learner's permit.

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