Two cars crash into Arroyo Grande buildings

October 7, 2013

GKHHK.AuSt.76Two cars crashed into buildings in Arroyo Grande over the weekend. [KSBY]

One vehicle crashed into a house Sunday afternoon and the other crashed into a restaurant early Saturday morning.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, two cars collided in the 500 block of Halcyon Road, causing one to plow into a nearby home. The family that owns the house was not home at the time.

Both drivers in the collision went to a local hospital for treatment. Two passengers were in the car that crashed into the house, but they remained at the scene as officials investigated the accident.

An Arroyo Grande building inspector deemed the house unsafe to inhabit. Arroyo Grande police are still investigating the collision.

Around 4 a.m. Saturday, a driver pulled off a freeway exit by El Camino Real and Halcyon Road at high speed and lost control while turning. The vehicle drove through shrubbery and crossed the Country Kitchen parking lot before crashing into the restaurant.

The car destroyed a brick wall and a large glass window. Debris flew across the restaurant and damaged dining booths and counter tops.

The driver did not suffer any injuries.

Police officers gave the driver a sobriety text and suspect marijuana may have played a role in the accident.

Witnesses said the car was driving at nearly 100 miles per hour.

Country Kitchen remains closed as police continue to investigate the crash.


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Heard this on radio earlier. 100 MPH!?? Throw the book at the idiot!!

But, but, but… marijuana is not as bad as booze! Right? We’re all told that, right? It definitely is not due to the fact that there’s no testing for it w/o a rights-violating blood test; however, have no fear! If they can take our DNA for no reason, they’ll soon be allowed to take our blood, I’m guessing. Soon.

You are correct. Marijuana is not “as bad as booze” when it comes to driving. That’s been studied over and over again and the results make it clear that drinking alcohol generally creates considerably more impairment of the most dangerous sort, compared to marijuana.

Most people who have experience with both will agree.

It’s rare when marijuana alone is the contributing factor to serious car accidents.

With that being said, I do believe marijuana can cause a driver to be distracted and lead to accidents. But rarely if ever does marijuana alone inspire drivers to drive at crazy high speeds.