NEWARK — A man behind the wheel of an SUV crashed through the front windows of a 24-hour convenience store asking police for directions Saturday morning.

Police told RLS Metro Breaking News the driver lost control and went into the Atlantis Fresh Market on Broad Street about 1 a.m.

Police told New Jersey 101.5 that the driver was hospitalized while his passenger declined medical treatment. EMS and the firefighters also responded to the scene.

The Mobil gas station in front of the store was not damaged.

Police did not say if the driver will face any charges.

SUV that crashed through the front of Atlantis Fresh Market in Newark (RLS Metro Breaking News)

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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