NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- New Port Richey family restaurant owners were devastated to find their new business damaged following a drunken overnight crash.
Surveillance video captured the exact moment a truck crashed into the side of City Subs and More early Sunday morning.
What makes the already heart-wrenching surveillance video even worse is the truck not only slamming into the building once, but twice. The driver put the truck into reverse and slammed into the building a second time before taking off.
WATCH: Surveillance video captures exact moment drunk driver crashes into family restaurant
"He crashed into the building, backed up, couldn't straighten the steering wheel, hit it again. Then he backs up finally and runs off, he almost hit our patio poles, then he goes down the street. I guess he lost control down the street because he knocked out power to about 3,000 people," restaurant owner, Jimmy Kaptapnopolus, said.
Police say DUI suspect, 65-year-old Jerry Jokisch, was later discovered by police after passing out behind the wheel at the light pole.
“Luckily, we are closed on Sundays or else someone could have gotten seriously hurt. Exactly where the truck hit is where I park my motorcycle every day when I’m there," Kaptapnopolus added.
Jokisch is currently being treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital.
According to the owners, the family opened the business just seven months ago.
The restaurant is part of the historical buildings in New Port Richey and is located at 5446 Grand Blvd.
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