DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman who police say drove through the wall of a Franklin County restaurant as people were having breakfast, will be charged with driving under the influence.
Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek told 22News that the woman drove her car through the side of Jerry’s Place on North Main Street in South Deerfield at around 5:55 A.M. He says that a father and son were sitting at the counter when the car crashed into the building. They suffered minor injuries, and did not have to be taken to the hospital.
The driver of the car, Kristy N. Lake of Northfield, was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where Paciorek says she was placed under arrest for OUI. She is expected to recover from her injuries, but the chief says she is most likely to receive bail at the hospital, and her arraignment will likely be held on Friday or Monday. She is being charged with OUI-Liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to inspect a motor vehicle, and failure to stop for a stop sign.
Joyce Deskabich had just left the restaurant minutes before the accident. “Its a lot worse than I thought it would be. I mean I’m just really shocked. So this will be quite sometime before they get this going,” Deskabich said.
And that disruption to business has owner Dagrosa shaken up. “I’m devastated. I’m not one to sit around and do nothing, but I’m sure I’ll be out for at least a week I’m imagining, by the time I get a hold of some people and get the whole thing cleaned up professionally,” Dagrosa said.
The owner of the building and town’s building inspector are assessed the damage and clean up crews were there early Thursday to begin the repairs.