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Car crashes into Michigan Ave. jewelry store, no injuries

CHICAGO (WLS) — A car drove crashed into a jewelry store on Michigan Avenue Sunday afternoon.

The car smashed through the front of the building, shattering glass and damaging some displays in the front of the store.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. in the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue, Chicago fire officials said.

Police say they observed a vehicle driving irractically, making multiple traffic violations as it was going through lanes of traffic. As police attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver took off southbound on Michigan Ave., police said.

A few minutes later the car ran into the store as the driver apparently tried to avoid another car, police said.

The vehicle’s driver, a 22-year-old man, refused medical attention, and no other injuries were reported, fire officials said.

Fire officials said they could not find structural damage to the building, but that the Department of Buildings has been called to the scene to investigate.

Police said they have three people in custody without incident. Charges are pending.

Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive were temporarily blocked off for the investigation, but has since been reopened, according to officials.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information is available.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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Source: ABC7 Chicago

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