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Car crashes through restaurant wall in Gwinnett County

A driver crashed through the wall of a soon-to-open Lawrenceville restaurant, but the eatery is taking it in stride.

“The anticipation is REAL, Lawrenceville!” Parkside District wrote in a caption for a photo of the car still wedged through a brick wall. “Our first guest couldn't wait any longer for us to open and created a drive thru.”

The driver was trying to make a right turn into the seafood restaurant’s parking lot. The car was going too fast for the roads wet from a recent heavy rain, according to a Gwinnett County police report, and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

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The SUV hit an embankment before crashing through the brick wall. The driver was not injured, and nobody inside the restaurant was hurt.

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Parkside District’s planned summer opening won’t be impacted by the crash, they said on Facebook. The driver was cited for driving too fast for weather conditions, failure to maintain lane and as a new resident, not obtaining a Georgia license within 30 days.

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