An Uber driver was arrested on Monday for nearly running into a Dunkin Donuts shop after crashing over the curb, Arlington police said.
Denys N. Corso, 49, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police said.
Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said he was standing outside the shop talking to a resident when Corso drove into the parking lot in a blue Ford Explorer. He drove over the curb and flower bed, nearly hitting the building, police said.
Police said it was clear that Corso was impaired. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. Officers determined that Corso may have used opioids before driving, and several unknown pills were found in his car, police said.
“This was a dangerous situation, where an individual allegedly under the influence of drugs drove recklessly through a busy parking lot and nearly struck a building,” Ryan said in a statement. “What matters most is that no innocent people were hurt.”