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Driver who crashed into Trump-themed store in Easton facing charges

EASTON, Mass. — A Raynham man who barrelled through the front window of a Trump-themed store in Easton is facing charges in the crash.

Sean Flaherty, 46, has been charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property, Easton Police said.

Easton Police responded to the New England for Trump store on Washington Street shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday for a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta that had slammed through the front window.

You can see merchandise flying all over the place.

There was one employee in the store at the time of the crash who was uninjured.

Flaherty was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The circumstances of the crash are under investigation. Police said additional charges may follow.

The total cost of the damage is unclear.

At approximately 5:10pm on Thursday June 16, 2022, Easton Police Officers were dispatched to 620 Washington Street (Route 138) for a reported vehicle crash into a building. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta had crashed into the New England for Trump store located at the west end of the building. The vehicle was operated by Sean Flaherty, age 46 of Raynham, MA, who was later transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. One employee who had been in the store at the time, was not injured during the crash. At this time Flaherty has been charged reckless operation of a motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property. (Additional charges may follow) A request was also made to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to revoke Flaherty’s license effective immediately. The crash was investigated by Officer Chris Aker. Deputy Chief Keith Boone Easton Police Department

Posted by Easton, Massachusetts Police Department on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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