Barberitos

Barberitos in Boone sustained damage after a vehicle ran into the building on Nov. 27.

BOONE — A Sugar Grove man was arrested Nov. 27 after his vehicle traveled into the side of Barberitos on N.C. 105.

According to Boone Police Sgt. Scott Mackler, Boone Police responded to a call around 6:30 a.m. after a 2004 Toyota Rav 4 ran into the Barberitos building in the Highland Commons shopping center. No one was in the building at the time of the collision.

Addison Matthew Gropp, 28, of Sugar Grove, was driving south on N.C. 105, left the roadway to the left, crossed into the grass and into the building into a large window facing the highway, according to Mackler. Gropp was charged with inhaling toxic vapors, reckless driving and other traffic infractions.

No injuries were reported in the incident; Gropp was taken to Watauga County Detention Center. Mackler said there was an estimated $50,000 to $70,000 worth of damages to the building.

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