Driver who crashed into Sonic restaurant gets probation, suspended license

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The woman driving a car which crashed into a Grand Island Sonic Drive-In had her license suspended for two months and will also serve nine months probation.

Court records records indicate that Cassandra Edmunds, 21, of Chapman, pleaded guilty to DUI first offense. She was sentenced Thursday in Hall county court.

The incident happened in March at the South Locust street Sonic drive-in.

A witness on scene told police Edmunds drove at a high rate of speed through the parking lot of the restaurant and tried to turn west on the north side of the building.

Police said Edmunds' car clipped the curb, causing the tire to pop, and she drove into the back of the building.

When fire crews arrived on scene, the building and car were on fire.

A Grand Island firefighter said a broken gas line to the building contributed to the flames and hampered efforts to extinguish flames.

Firefighters had to shut off a gas line to the building to aid in putting out the fire.


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