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Marina man sentenced to prison for DUI crash that caused McDonald’s to burn down

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The Seaside McDonald's as it burned down on June 5, 2018

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) A Marina man, 37-year-old Joseph Roy Wineman, has been sentenced to two years in prison for driving under the influence of meth. The crash caused a McDonald's to burn down.

Early in the morning in June 2018, Seaside police responded to the McDonald's on Canyon Del Rey Boulevard for a report of an explosion caused by a vehicle crashing into the restaurant. When officers got to the scene, they saw a vehicle laying on its passenger side with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. They also saw dark, heavy smoke coming from the building.

A witness told police he saw the vehicle speeding before losing control and rolling over into the building. He said he saw Wineman crawl out of the vehicle's rear window.

A passenger in the vehicle said a meth pipe had been passed around earlier and that Wineman had taken part, according to police. Officers said Wineman showed symptoms of being under the influence of a stimulant, and a blood test on the day of the crash showed that he was under the influence of meth.

The McDonald's has since been rebuilt.

Crime / Monterey County / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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