DUI Driver Booked on Attempt Murder Charges After Late-Night Tirade at Wendy’s

The speaker just inside the Wendy's Drive-thru was heavily damaged during the DUI crashes from Friday Night. Photo by Zak Bushey.

Only minor injuries were sustained after a reported DUI driver rammed two vehicles late Friday night.

The incident occurred around 11:25 p.m. in the Wendy’s Dive-thru, 1325 S. Lone Hill Ave. Responding officers were unaware of the driver’s intoxication until they arrived on scene and found his vehicle stopped after he drove into a tree, said Lt. Matt Egan of Glendora Police.

The suspect, 46-year-old Richard Cosby, rammed the first victim’s car several times. Cosby then backed into the Wendy’s restaurant, breaking through a north-facing wall, causing enough damage to have the building yellow tagged, Egan said.

Cosby then rammed a second occupied vehicle in the Wendy’s parking lot before he drove off and hit a tree in the parking lot near Wendy’s after losing control of his car.

The incident report is not complete yet and Egan did not know who may have suffered minor injuries in the vehicles hit.

Wendy’s is still closed with a sign on the front entrance:

“Due to an unforeseen situation, we have had to close our building for repairs,” the sign read.

The large hole caused by the DUI driver has been boarded up and the building yellow-tagged by officials. Photo by Zak Bushey.

The large hole caused by the DUI driver has been boarded up and the building yellow-tagged by officials. Photo by Zak Bushey.

The large hole incurred during Cosby’s tirade has since been boarded up.

Cosby, a Los Angeles resident, was hospitalized and was administered a chemical test to determine his intoxication level, the results of which were not ready.

Cosby was later booked on suspicion of attempt murder, driving under the influence causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher causing injury, vandalism, and injury hit and run. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

“We have no idea why he decided to ram all these cars and run into Wendy’s,” Egan said. “We charged him the with maximum offense at this point and we’ll let the district attorney evaluate the charges on Monday.”

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