Moab’s liquor store closed after van crashes through window

Photo Courtesy: Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

MOAB, Utah, Sept. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials said a driver who did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol crashed through the front window of the Utah State Liquor Store in Moab on Monday morning.

A news release from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said a white van crashed into the front of the store at approximately 11:35 a.m.

“The driver said he must have forgotten to put the vehicle in park,” the news release goes on. “No one was hurt, including the driver and store employees. But, as you can see in the pictures attached, the front of the building is a mess with a major support beam damaged.”

The store is currently closed to the general public, but is able to fill licensee orders for restaurants and bars in the area, the news release said.

The Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management is on the scene. Tuesday afternoon, officials said the division, along with a consulting engineer inspected the store.

“It was determined the building is structurally sound and repairs should proceed,” an updated news release said.  “It is estimated the store could be re-opened by Friday morning and possibly Thursday afternoon.” The nearest stores to Moab are package agencies in Monticello and Green River. These are smaller, privately contracted stores under the auspices of DABC and following the liquor laws of Utah. The nearest Utah State Liquor Store to Moab is in Price.


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