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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A Little Canada, Minn. man faces criminal charges after crashing his minivan into a St. Paul bar early Friday morning and leaving five patrons injured.

Authorities said the accident was reported just before midnight, when a person called 911 after a gold minivan was heading north on Highway 61 near Interstate 494 in Newport, weaving in and out of traffic.

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper located the van at Interstate 94 and tried to pull the van over near the 6th Street exit. The driver of the van did not stop, took the ramp and drove another block before crashing into the Bulldog Restaurant and Bar on the 200 block of East 6th Street.

Cara Martner was sitting just inches from where that minivan came to a rest.

“It’s just one of those things you see on, like, cop shows or whatever, that the driver…

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