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VIDEO: Driver runs into Crowley business Sunday, tries to flee, charged with DUI, reckless operation

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In Acadia parish, an alleged drunk driver is facing charges after police say he plowed into a Crowley business.

Mark Brown is free on bond tonight after being booked on a DUI and reckless operation charges.

On Sunday afternoon February 11, 2018, Brad and his wife, Sharon Core, walked into their real estate office on Eastern Avenue, to a wrecked building.

"This is our lobby, our waiting room, what's left of it. The main entrance of our business was here. My father built this business in 1959; started our business here. It's been here and to walk in on a Sunday afternoon, it's just, it's just unbelievable," said Brad Core, who owns Right of Way Services.

Police say a drunk driver ran a red light and plowed into the doors of the building around 5:50 Sunday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

The driver then tried to flee the scene.

In a cell phone video taken by witnesses, the suspect Mark Anthony Brown is heard saying, "Man, f--- we got to get out of here."

And that's what makes the Core's so upset.

In the same video, the people in the car are seen throwing pieces of the building out of the way and then trying to reverse the car from the doorway.

"And what's really sad is that their efforts were totally to get out of here and not get caught and that's what's really disheartening is that young people like that take no responsibility for their actions," said Core.

Police arrived before the suspect could get away.

Now, the owners are offering some words of advice.

"No don't, don't drink and drive. Yeah, this is just a nightmare. You know, I just don't understand. We're out of business now until all of this can be reestablished and repaired," said Core.

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