Case Continues Against Man Who Went on 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.

The alleged drunk driver who rammed two occupied vehicles and heavily damaged the Wendy’s restaurant in the Glendora Marketplace July 24 is scheduled for another court appearance.

Richard Cosby, Jr. is scheduled to appear in the West Covina Courthouse today, August 31. Cosby was arraigned August 4 and pleaded not guilty to the 13 felony counts against him. Cosby could face 15 years to life in prison.

The 13 felony counts include five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of attempt murder, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol content higher than .08 percent, hit and run causing injury and vandalism in excess of $400, according to information provided by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Cosby was sitting in his vehicle in the Wendy’s drive-thru, 1325 S. Lone Hill Ave., July 24 around 11:25 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he rammed the occupied vehicle stopped in front of him multiple times. Cosby also rammed a second occupied vehicle parked in the Wendy’s lot, Glendora Police said.

During his tirade, Cosby hit the north side of the Wendy’s restaurant, causing significant damage to a wall and some of the interior and also damaged a speaker box and tree, police said. The restaurant’s drive-thru remained open during renovations.

Officers discovered Cosby had a blood alcohol content of .15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit.

Cosby is being held in lieu of $2.42 million bail.