Police: Man cited for DWI after crashing into Cape children's museum

(Source: Rochelle Steffen)
(Source: Rochelle Steffen)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Police say a Commerce man was cited for driving while intoxicated after hitting the Discovery Playhouse building in Cape Girardeau early Saturday night.

According to Cape Girardeau police, the driver Trever L. Johnson from Commerce, Mo. was cited for striking a legally stopped or parked motor vehicle, failure to drive in a single lane, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

Sunday, instead of a day of fun it's a day of clean up at Discovery Playhouse.

Sunday's activities were canceled after Johnson rammed into the front of the building around 7 Saturday night.

Employees were still sweeping up glass late Sunday morning.

"When we have a situation like this where we now have to look at funds to potentially replace these windows that were brand new when we opened in April of 2010, it takes away from the experience of what we could be doing with that money," said Executive Director Jennifer Mullix.

All the staff had just left Saturday night when the damage occurred. No one was hurt.

Directors are concerned if the driver didn't have insurance. It could cost them several thousand dollars to make repairs.

Discovery playhouse directors estimate it will be about two weeks before the window is fixed.

They will open Tuesday for normal hours.

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