Yes, that's a lonely pedal pub amid the sea of sedans in the Minneapolis impound lot in Bassett Creek valley.
The vehicle was hauled there in the early hours of June 25 after a car slammed into it on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, according to police. Now it is evidence while the driver of the car faces six charges of criminal vehicular operation in a crash that injured a dozen people. Driver Mershon L. Corbett, 35, was drunk at the time, police said.
"It's put a small hiccup in our normal operations," said Lisa Staplin, general manager for PedalPub Twin Cities. The 11-vehicle operation had to shift one of its portable drinking vehicles, which cost about $35,000, from St. Paul to Minneapolis to offset the impoundment.
That shift means the business had to discontinue one of its two St. Paul routes. It normally keeps all but two of its Twin Cities vehicles in Minneapolis, where demand for the ability to drink while pedaling apparently is higher.
Police spokesman John Elder said it is possible that the pedal pub could be held until the disposition of the charges in court. But he said that it's also possible the vehicle could get a three-dimensional scan and other documentation and be released before then.