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Woman says boyfriend breakup caused her to crash into DeKalb business, sparking a fire – WSB-TV Channel 2


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A liquor store in DeKalb County went up in flames on Sunday morning after a car crashed into it.

Fire officials say that during the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, firefighters were called to Brockett Pub House and Grill in the 4500 block of East Ponce de Leon Ave., which has an attached liquor store.

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DeKalb County Fire Rescue says that a car with a woman inside crashed into the building before catching fire. The driver suffered minor injuries.

The driver told investigators she was overwhelmed because her boyfriend broke up with her over the phone as she was driving, according to a police report.

Jessica McDaniel told officers she was trying to turn onto Brockett Road at a high rate of speed when she hit a utility pole then the building, according to the report.

Once the car caught fire, it quickly spread to the liquor store.


Because of the amount of flammable alcohol inside the store, the building suffered severe damage.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

It is unclear what charges, if any, the two passengers may face.



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