The firing followed an investigation into whether Chester violated a
Chester was driving 80 to 85 mph in a 45-mph zone on
Chester was on his way to help an officer who had reported that he was dealing with someone who had a stolen vehicle and possibly had a weapon, Rathbone said.
Chester was taken to
Security camera footage provided by Tim's Automotive shows the sheriff's office SUV Chester was driving sliding into the parking lot and hitting a red SUV, which careened into the front of the building.
Sprankle said he initially was told that the damage to his building might force the business, his primary source of income, to close indefinitely. He had to turn some customers away on Monday.
"Without this, we starve," he said.
A building inspector told him later Monday morning he could reopen.
"If it would've been a day we would have had customers here, somebody could have got killed," he said.
Sprankle said that the cars damaged in the wreck will be declared totaled by the business's insurance company.
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