Car smashes into day care center

November 28, 2009 3:14:31 PM PST
Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a driver who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence was distracted by a puppy in the front seat and crashed into a day care center full of children, all of whom escaped injury. About 40 people were at Little Sunshines Day Care Center in Port Carbon on Friday afternoon when the accident occurred.

Port Carbon police Chief Jon Bowman says the distracted driver swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle but ended up smashing into the day care center.

The car traveled 20 feet inside the building, destroying an entrance near a children's coat rack. A 22-year-old employee was treated for a minor leg injury and released from the hospital.

Bowman says the driver failed field sobriety tests. She was taken to the hospital for a blood-alcohol test then released. Charges will be filed if the test comes back positive.