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Driver Faces New Charges After Crashing into Dewey Beach Restaurant

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Ed's Chicken and Crabs was devastated in the Aug. 9 crash (Source: Evan Koslof) Ed's Chicken and Crabs was devastated in the Aug. 9 crash (Source: Evan Koslof)

DEWEY BEACH, Del.- The driver of the car that crashed into a popular Dewey Beach restaurant in August - causing a massive fire that left the business in ruins - is facing new charges. 

Ed's Chicken and Crabs, a 38-year-old restaurant at 2110 Coastal Highway was destroyed in the early hours of Aug. 9 when a suspected drunk driver crashed her car into the building, causing it to burst into flames. According to Dewey Beach police, 36-year-old Michelle Small of Wyoming, Del. was drunk behind the wheel, driving at a fast speed, when she lost control of her car, and crossed the center median. 

Small was originally charged with DUI, reckless driving and failure to have insurance, but those charges were dropped in favor of a grand jury indictment. But new charges were filed against Small this week, according to a Delaware Department of Justice spokesperson, who said Small will be arraigned on Dec. 20 on charges of DUI and criminal mischief.  

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