8 Hurt When Car Crashes into Chili's Restaurant

The driver was ticketed for drunk driving

By Zach Christman
|  Monday, Oct 17, 2011  |  Updated 8:28 AM CDT
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Driver Charged with DUI in Chili's Crash

STNG Wire

This car smashed into a Chili's restaurant in Morgan Park Saturday night, pinning diners inside under their table. Eight people were hurt.

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A car plowed into a Chili's restaurant in Morgan Park Saturday night, seriously injuring several people.

The building, at 1750 W. 119th St., caught fire after the crash, but the flames were quickly put out.  Eight people were hurt and taken to nearby hospitals, including the driver. Of those, four were initially listed in critical condition. 

The driver, Joleena Ramos, 23, of Riverdale, was ticketed for two counts of DUI, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, failure to reduce speed and damage to public property.

"All we saw was fire," said a woman who was inside the restaurant. "People on the corner, they were really messed up because they were stuck under the table."

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