Woman pleads not guilty after crash that caused fire in Dewey Beach

Michelle Small, 36, Wyoming

A woman charged in connection with a fire at a Dewey Beach restaurant has pleaded not guilty.

According to Delaware Department of Justice officials, 36-year-old Michelle Small of Wyoming, pleaded not guilty to DUI and criminal mischief in excess of $1,000 on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Small was speeding and driving under the influence on August 9 when she lost control of her car and plowed into Ed's Chicken and Crabs. The crash then started a fire, which caused about $75,000 worth of damage to the business.

Small was not injured. Her case review is set for January 17.

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