Saturday, January 20, 2018
Public safety

Pasco man crashed into Wendy's, blamed his car

NEW PORT RICHEY — Edward Capobianco blamed his car when he backed out of his parking spot at Wendy's and then drove into the building Saturday night, authorities said.

Capobianco, 47, of Wesley Chapel, said his "gear box was messed up" and caused him to drive onto the sidewalk of the fast food restaurant and smash into the side of the brick building at 8 p.m., a report states.

No one was injured. The building, located at 5139 Little Road in New Port Richey, had a minor scuff mark. Capobianco later told the Florida Highway Patrol he had taken prescription medication. He was charged with careless driving, having no proof of insurance, DUI and DUI with property damage. His passenger, Christine Grant, 31, of New Port Richey, was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and failing to appear in court.

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