Pacific man charged after crashing into restaurant, injuring patrons
CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 26-year-old Pacific man after crashing his vehicle into Poor Richards’s Restaurant and injuring three patrons.
The incident occurred Wednesday just before 9:30 p.m. at Poor Richard’s Restaurant in Eureka.
A manager at the restaurant said the bar sustained heavy damage. Three people were hospitalized. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
Eureka police stopped the vehicle and apprehended the driver, identified as Christopher Zotta, a few miles from the scene.
Zotta was charged Thursday with DWI (with serious physical injury) and leaving the scene of an accident (with physical injury). He was jailed on a $25,000 bond.