Woman who crashed into Dewey Beach restaurant sentenced to probation
The woman who pleaded guilty in April to driving into Ed's Chicken and Crabs in Dewey Beach last August was sentenced Friday to serve two years of probation and to pay $241,000 in restitution, officials with the Delaware Department of Justice confirm.
Michelle Small, 37, of Wyoming, Del., must also pay a $500 fine, Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky said.
Police say Small was speeding and driving while under the influence on August 9th when she lost control of her car and crashed into Ed's Chicken and Crabs on Coastal Highway. The crash caused a fire that resulted in approximately $75,000 worth of damages to the business, which has since remained closed.
In April Small pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and criminal mischief. She originally pled not guilty on those charges in December.