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Woman crashes into truck stop drivers lounge, blames sandal


Wisconsin police say that they filed multiple charges against a motorist who crashed her car into the drivers lounge area of a truck stop.

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at the Petro truck stop in Yorkville, Wisconsin, according to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say that a Racine County Deputy “came upon this accident, just seconds after it initially occurred” and “observed a silver BMW sedan parked over the sidewalk and through the exterior wall into the commercial driver’s lounge area of the truck stop.”

No injuries were reported, but the incident caused significant structural damage.

Police identified the BMW driver as  Frances C. Hastings. Hastings told police that “she was maneuvering her vehicle through the parking lot when her sandal became stuck on her gas pedal causing her to drive into the exterior wall of the gas-station.”

However, when police administered a sobriety test, they found that Hastings’ blood alcohol content was 0.21 — more than two and half times the legal limit.

Police also discovered that Hastings was driving on a license that had been revoked due to a 2018 Operating While Intoxicated conviction.

Hastings was placed under arrest and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, Operating With PAC 2nd Offense, Operating While Revoked, and Reckless Driving.


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