A car has smashed into a shop in Dunedin this morning.

The vehicle crashed into Spotlight on Cumberland St at 1.50am.

Senior sergeant Craig Brown said the car, driven by a 26-year-old man, had "taken a bit of stuff with it".

"It's an older building, and the crash has caused extensive damage to both the building and vehicle."

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The single occupant of the car was not seriously injured.

Mr Brown said the investigation into the cause of the crash would continue today.