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    Lucky escape for driver and workers in Earlville shopfront crash

    A dramatic scene unfolded at Earlville this afternoon when a motorist lost control of his vehicle and crashed the car into a shopfront on Mulgrave Rd.

    A driver has hit parked cars, mounted the kerb and smashed into a real estate shopfront in a dramatic chain of events in Earlville at around 1pm this afternoon.

    Workers at real estate office Property Managers Cairns and nearby shops on Mulgrave Rd were left reeling after the driver of a Toyota Camry Sportivo slammed into the glass shopfront.

    Police have charged the 34-year-old driver, who was taken into custody at the scene.

    The man was charged with one count each of drink driving and driving without due care. He's scheduled to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on 9 January.