Oct 5, 2013 4:10 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Car crashes into popular restaurant in Five Cities area

Arroyo Grande Police are investigating a car accident that happened early Saturday morning, where a car crashed into a restaurant.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Saturday at the Country Kitchen restaurant, which is at the corner of El Camino Real and Halcyon Road.

Police say a driver was pulling off the freeway at a high speed, and he wasn't able to safely make the turn. The car drove through some shrubbery and crossed through the Country Kitchen parking lot before crashing through the north wall of the restaurant.

According to reports, a large plate glass window and brick wall were destroyed on impact. Debris flew through the restaurant and damaged dining booths and counter tops.

Police say the driver was not injured, and medics did not respond to the scene.

Witnesses told police the car was traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour, but police haven't been able to confirm that information. Officers at the scene say they gave the driver a sobriety test, and they suspect marijuana may have played a role in the accident.

Firefighters who responded to the scene say the structure isn't in any immediate danger of collapsing.

An employee at the restaurant called other workers to let them know the restaurant will be closed while the investigation continues and they fix the damage done in the accident.

Photo Courtesy: Five Cities Fire



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