Local

Puyallup drive-in shut down after impaired driver smashes though wall

A Puyallup restaurant has been shut down after an impaired driver crashed through its wall on Tuesday, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the reported incident in the 900 block of South Meridian, the Don’s Drive-In.

When first responders arrived, they found a car that had driven through the north side of the building which caused a large deep fryer to fall over.

The grease then splashed over a 48-year-old employee which caused life-threatening injuries. He was then taken to Harborview Medical Center. Two other employees were also hurt but were treated at the scene.

Officers say they suspect that the driver was impaired when they crashed and has been arrested for DUI and vehicular assault.

After the crash, officials inspected the wreckage and decided that the building was unsafe which has since forced the briskness to close.