MILWAUKEE — A car crashed into a business in Milwaukee’s Franklin Heights neighborhood early Wednesday morning after a brief chase with police, leaving the 17-year-old driver injured and a business damaged just days after being broken into.
The owner of New In and Out Detail on the corner of North Teutonia Avenue and West Melvina Street tells TMJ4 that he got the call from police about a car hitting his building, but he had no idea just how bad the damage would be.
Milwaukee Police say officers were checking on a suspicious vehicle on the 300 block of North 21st Street just before 5 a.m. when the driver of the car, who had two other adults and a child sleeping inside, drove off.
After a short chase, police say the car sped off, tried to turn at the intersection and crashed into the garage.
After dealing with a break-in over the weekend, owner Boykin Blackmon says he’s frustrated but focused on picking up the pieces of his business.
“You come in today and I'm thinking the week going good and then this happened. It’s always something, it’ll just get you disgusted. But we’ll just see how this goes and then we'll go from there,” said Blackmon.
The driver was arrested and taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Police say narcotics were found in the car and criminal charges are expected to come from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.