The diagram above shows how the car allegedly veered off a road in Gwinnett County, GA, on Sunday, taking out a water meter box en route. What the diagram doesn’t show is that the side of the building that took the first blow from the truck was all glass. Note that I said “was” all glass:
“Anyone sitting at those tables near the walls would have been seriously injured,” a deputy tells WSBTV.com.
After ruining that wall, the driver whipped around the back of the building through the drive-thru lane. What he didn’t know was that there had been a sheriff’s deputy parked on the other side of the building when this whole thing started.
So when the driver turned the corner — smashing into the side of building for a second time — he was greeted by the sight of the deputy waiting in the drive-thru line.
“I felt the driver’s intent was to strike any object or person within the path of the truck,” wrote the officer. “I saw the truck strike (one of the aforementioned women’s) vehicle as it sped (past). The truck made a sharp left turn and struck the building.”
The deputy says the driver continued to rev the engine and only stopped after the officer drew his weapon.
“I’m sorry,” the driver is quoted as telling the officer, “but the gas pedal was stuck.”
Surprise, surprise… the young man had a BAC of .142, significantly over the local limit of .08. Not to mention he wasn’t old enough to be drinking in the first place.
And so he was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of alcohol by a minor, hit and run, improper lane change, first-degree criminal damage to property and two counts of aggravated assault.
Alleged drunk driver plows into Taco Bell — four times [Gwinnett Daily Post]