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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A car rammed into the drive-through of a Wendy's restaurant in west Toledo Thursday.
Police say Joseph Lisowski, 59, crashed his Jeep Liberty into the Wendy's on Laskey Road near Jackman Road just after 11 a.m. The car hit with such a strong impact that most of the front end was inside the restaurant.
According to witnesses, Lisowski was driving around the curve when he accelerated, crashing into the building. One of the witnesses said after the crash, Lisowski put a liquor bottle under the passenger's seat before climbing over into it.
Lisowski told police the SUV accelerated by itself and he had no control.
Officers say Lisowski smelled strongly of alcohol and exhibited signs of impairment. Police say he admitted to drinking, but said he only had two beers and some alcohol. According to the police report, two bottles of brandy were found under the passenger's seat and one was open, missing some contents.
Wendy's employees working by the drive-through window suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Lisowski was also taken to the hospital for facial injuries. Police say he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and slammed his head into the windshield.
After Lisowski refused to take a blood test at the hospital, police cited him for OVI, seatbelt, failure to control and open container, according to the police report.