Driver Crashes Into Laundromat

Photo by Robin Weinstein.
Photo by Robin Weinstein.

A 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix crashed into Splish Splash Laundromat on Main Street on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at around 11 a.m., according to New Paltz Police Department Chief of Police Joe Synder.

A 22-year-old male, who was driving with a learner’s permit, thought the car was in park and then hit the accelerator and damaged the front door and glass windows of Splish Splash.

A witness saw his license plate before he left the scene and police were then able to track him down at his home.

Synder said he received a ticket for unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Two people were in the Laundromat at the time and both were unhurt.

The fire department secured the glass, which will now be inspected by the village building department.

The laundromat is currently closed.