An Endicott man escaped serious injury when the SUV he was driving took out three poles and slammed into a neighborhood tavern.

Authorities say 22-year-old Santiago Concepcion Jr. was operating a Chevrolet Suburban that smashed into Buck's Pub at 200 North Nanticoke Avenue. The crash when the southbound vehicle veered off the roadway shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police say no one was inside the bar, which was closed at the time. The building sustained extensive damage.

Concepion was charged with moving from a lane unsafely. Investigators say he was alone in the vehicle.

The owners of Buck's Pub, which reportedly has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, could not be reached for comment.

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