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SUV swerves to avoid car, smashes into Washington Avenue tavern

HOUSTON – Customers and staff at a Washington Avenue tavern got quite a scare Monday morning.

Police said an SUV swerved into The Dark Horse Tavern around 1:45 a.m. while trying to avoid hitting another car.

The driver hit the front door of the building and ran over some potted plants.

While no one was hurt, everyone inside the building had to leave through the back door.

Officers said the driver who caused the SUV to swerve left the scene.