ATLANTIC CITY — A driver was charged Saturday with a DWI after he was involved in two accidents, including striking the Econo Lodge, according to Atlantic City Police Department.

At 5 a.m., patrol officers responded to Morris and Pacific avenues for a report of a vehicle that had struck a building.

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Extensive damage was done to the Econo Lodge’s lobby.

The driver, Jorge Parada, had struck a vehicle after failing to stop at a red light at Texas and Pacific avenues and lost control on Morris Avenue, leaving the road and striking a traffic light pole and control box before crashing into the lobby, according to the release.

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Building damaged from vehicle at Econo Lodge

Building damaged from vehicle at Econo Lodge at Morris Avenue in Atlantic City, Saturday morning. August 12, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Parada, 22, of Pleasantville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic signal and driving without a license. He was released with a future court date.

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