DUI crash causes damage to Apple's Bakery

By WEEK Producer

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria man has been cited for multiple offenses following a crash that damaged Apple's Bakery early Sunday morning.

Peoria Police said Michael J. Cleary, 29, of Peoria was traveling northbound on Knoxville Avenue just before 5:15 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle hit a curb, became airborne and struck the bakery.

When officers arrived they found the vehicle on its hood, partially inside the building. Two passengers were able to escape but Cleary had to be freed from the vehicle by the fire department.

All three people were transported to OSF St. Francis Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

A fourth person allegedly fled the scene of the crash but later showed up at the hospital with minor injuries.

Michael Cleary was cited for driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, driving too fast for conditions, speeding, improper lane usage and operating an uninsured vehicle.

It is unknown at this time if any of the passengers face charges in connection with the incident.

Apple’s Bakery was closed at the time of the crash. The vehicle took out a corner of the bakery and left a hole in the bakery’s dining room.

However, owner Mary Ardapple said the bakery reopened Monday after a city inspector deemed the building structurally sound.

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