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UPDATE: SUV crashes into East Dubuque business

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EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. (KWWL) -

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A startling morning for many, after an SUV slams into Mulgrew's Tavern in East Dubuque, Illinois.

"It kinda shook the building,  I thought something had fallen off my walls."

Police say 42-year-old Dawn Schmitt was driving down Montgomery Avenue when her brakes went out. She crossed both lanes of traffic crashing into Mulgrew's.

Jim Petsche who lives above the tavern heard it happen. "It was just like a loud cannon going off. Woke me up out of bed, looked out the window and saw a blazer through the front door of the bar," he said.

About seven people inside at the time, some having breakfast. Glass flew to the other end of the bar, some even landing on diners.

As for the driver, "She was limping, she was complaining of some pain, she got in an ambulance, and that's all I know after that," he said.

However the owners not letting this crash stop business. They're cleaning up the mess, getting things back to normal especially for this weekend.

Mulgrew's a part of the neighborhood for many years. They're having a celebration for their 95th anniversary this Saturday.

It's also still open for business. People will now just have to use the back door to enter.

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A scary moment at an area business this morning.

A driver crashes into a building, startling the people inside. It happened just after 7:30 a.m. in East Dubuque, Illinois.

Police say a woman was driving down Montgomery Avenue when her brakes went out.

She ended up crossing both lanes of traffic, then crashing into Mulgrew's Tavern & Liquor Store.

About seven people were inside at the time, some having breakfast.

A man who lives right above the business heard the crash. He tells KWWL it sounded like a cannon went off. It actually woke him out of bed, shaking the building.

Witnesses say the driver was visibly shaken and seemed to have some injuries.

She was taken to an  area hospital and has since been released.

As for those who were inside, none of them are injured.

The owners of Mulgrew's say they're still open. People will just have to go through the back door. 

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