The Egg & I reopened on May 6, 2013, about 35 days after a DUI crashed forced its temporary closure. (Dave Lawrence/FOX5)
The Egg & I on Sahara Avenue was boarded up and closed for business on April 1, 2013 after a hit-and-run driver plowed through the business. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A west Las Vegas restaurant reopened Monday after a driver collided with the eatery and diner more than a month ago.
The Egg & I on W. Sahara Avenue near Arville Street temporarily closed for business after a DUI crash injured 10 people and caused substantial damage to the restaurant, according to the eatery's owner.
The restaurant reopened its doors at 6 a.m., the restaurant said.
According to the Egg & I, the month-long closure gave owners the opportunity to remodel the business, which has been running since 1988.
The restaurant also said large boulders were placed around the patio for additional protection.
The person charged in the April 1 crash, 18-year-old Gage Lindsey, faces charges of driving under the influence above the legal limit, reckless driving and attempting to leave the scene of an accident.
According to police, Lindsey may have been under the influence of Xanax when his vehicle veered into the opposite lanes of Sahara and struck the patio area of the restaurant. Police also noted the vehicle nearly struck an outdoor case holding propane tanks.
An arrest report said Lindsey and a passenger got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee before being tackled and detained by customers. As the report stated, Lindsey admitted to blacking out, citing drug problems in the past, but claimed he was not on any at the time.
His next date in Las Vegas Justice Court was set for Aug. 22. He remains in Clark County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.
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