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Drunk Woman Drives Through a Taco Bell Instead of Its Drive-Thru

She just really wanted tacos.


A Florida resident gave a whole new meaning to the concept of a "restaurant drive-thru" over the weekend. According to NBC 6, 23-year-old Nicole Petersen drove her car straight through a Taco Bell in Coral Springs early Saturday morning. Police say Petersen's vehicle crashed through the building, "coming to a stop by the soda machine."

Officers told Local 10 that Petersen was at a friend's going-away party at a sports bar nearby. She claimed she had only had two beers and was craving tacos, so she decided to hit Taco Bell (though, not literally at the time). However, instead of going through the drive-thru, she smashed into the restaurant. Police note that Petersen had a blood alcohol level of .223, which is "more than double the legal limit of .008." The 23-year-old was charged with driving under the influence.

While Petersen may have accidentally crashed into the Taco Bell, others have rammed their cars into restaurants on purpose. Last month, a woman in New York backed her Volkswagen Jetta into a local Pizza Hut after the chain allegedly lost her order. She apparently had placed her order online and was incredibly upset that it was not there when she arrived to pick it up. So, she drove her car into the restaurant, cracking its glass doors before speeding off.