Nicole Mattson, 23, of Milwaukee, crashed into the building hours before a patrol officer from the Caledonia Police Department found her in the Nissan Sentra she was driving.
Taken to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare — All Saints’ emergency room for treatment and for a blood draw to determine the level of alcohol in her system, Mattson was cited by police for: suspicion of driving under the influence, failing to maintain control of her vehicle, failing to stop at stop sign, and driving at an unreasonable and imprudent speed, said Lt. Gary Larsen of the Caledonia Police Department.
“She was driving eastbound on Five Mile Road when she struck the restaurant,” Larsen said. “She claimed she had injuries to her left arm, and right leg.”
The damage done to the restaurant will likely cost thousands to fix as the car crashed into the building where the men’s and women’s restrooms are located. The water line ruptured and had caused significant damage, said owner Scott Sebastian.
“They (the police) called me at 4 a.m.” he said. “They said she had been there a couple hours…It looks as though she hit the building hard, very hard and doesn’t look like she hit the brakes at all.
The restaurant is now closed until at least Wednesday when they can get a temporary fix in place for the restrooms.
“Her car was really messed up and she has a possible fracture,” Sebastian said. “I’m just glad she’s not seriously injured.”
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