A GMC pickup truck plowed into the Hallmark store on Santa Rita Road just before midnight on Sunday night, causing extensive damage to the building and resulting in the driver's arrest on suspicion of drunk-driving, according to Pleasanton authorities.
The call came in at about 11:53 p.m. Sunday -- hours after the card-and-gift store closed for the day -- about a vehicle having crashed into the wall of the Hallmark store in the Amador Center, according to Teri Yan, community and public relations coordinator for the Pleasanton Police Department.
Officers arrived to find a GMC pickup truck had smashed a hole in the wall on the Valley Avenue side of the building and had come to rest fully inside the store, almost two car-lengths from the exterior. Nobody was injured in the crash, Yan said.
The driver, who was the only occupant of the truck, was spotted exiting the building when police got to the scene, according to Yan. The driver -- whose name was not released -- was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department responded with two engines, one truck and a battalion chief as well. The building sustained major structural damage as a result of the crash, according to LPFD battalion chief Craig LaRont.
The Hallmark store was closed throughout the day on Monday as workers began to address the interior and exterior damage.