Man arrested after SUV rams bar

March 6, 2009 10:03:04 AM PST
A man has been charged with first-degree aggravated assault after police say he drove his SUV into a bar that had denied him service in North Austin. Austin police spokesman Sgt. Richard Stresing identifies the man as 21-year-old Dennis Aguilar Carachure of Austin.

Witnesses say Aguilar became belligerent late last night when an employee at La Preferida bar refused to serve him any more drinks. Investigators say that after a bouncer pepper-sprayed and ejected the man, he got into his SUV and rammed it through the front door of the bar. He tried to drive away but lost control of his SUV and it overturned.

Bar customers followed and grabbed him and held him for police.

Police say one person in the bar suffered a broken arm.

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