Video: NM cop crashes cruiser into restaurant

The car stopped "just inches" from the patio's winter-weather tent

By Karen Peterson
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — A Taos County sheriff's deputy crashed his car into a packed El Prado restaurant on Christmas Eve, landing in the patio.

As the deputy's car spun and rolled through the parking lot into the patio, it took out more than half of the restaurant's fence and three trees before coming to rest on the patio fire pit, in an area where there also was a tank of kerosene and a propane tank, said a restaurant employee who was in the restaurant at the time.

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