Greek takeaway shop owners Paraschos Tsantes and his wife Sofia Frangos-Tsantes were left shocked after a car careered into the restaurant carpark, smashing into several cars and taking down a fence.
Emergency services were called to the Barnacle Bill fish and chip shop on Anzac Highway at Plympton about 11:30pm on Tuesday. The driver, a 62-year-old woman, was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with minor injuries.
SA Police said she appeared “grossly intoxicated”, and said she had just left a nearby drive-through bottle shop when she allegedly hit the accelerator instead of the brake.
The car went through the fish and chip shop’s fence, “collided with the permanent outdoor dining furniture, through another fence and then hit two parked cars”, police said.
CCTV footage provided by Paraschos Tsantes and his wife Sofia Frangos-Tsantes, who have owned and operated the Barnacle Bill outlet for 34 years, shows the airborne car slamming through the fence.
Speaking with ABC News, Mr Tsantes said he was “very upset” and likened the mess left by the incident to an “explosion”, saying it was “very lucky” no-one was killed.
“Lucky there were no customers because sometimes the customers sit on the outdoor tables,” he said.
He arrived at the store around midnight, after a phone call from police, and said the car had hit the fence as it “jumped” through the air.
“We’ve never seen anything like this. This is unbelievable,” Ms Frangos-Tsantes said.
In a statement, SA Police said a blood sample would be taken from the driver to determine her blood-alcohol content, and that she is “likely to face driving charges”.
Sourced By: ABC News