An off-Strip restaurant was damaged early Friday when a driver suspected of being under the influence crashed his vehicle into the building.
The crash was reported about 5:40 a.m. near the entrance to Morton’s The Steakhouse at East Flamingo and South Paradise roads. The man driving the car and a female passenger became aggressive and were held at gunpoint by an off-duty officer who saw the crash, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Allen Larsen.
He said initial reports indicated the man tried to run the woman over with the vehicle.
Water was leaking from inside the restaurant, likely from a damaged wall pipe, Larsen said.
The driver and passenger were taken into custody. No injuries were reported.
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