Westlake Police have issued the following release after a car crashed into Dover Gardens bar on Detroit Road tonight:
Fleeing Suspect Hits Building
At 8:53 PM this date, Avon and Avon Lake PDs were in pursuit of a pickup truck stolen from Avon Lake. The suspect entered Westlake travelling eastbound on Detroit Rd. A Westlake patrolman deployed stop sticks on Detroit Rd. near Cahoon Rd. The suspect ran over them and then crashed into the Dover Gardens bar at 27402 Detroit Rd. Avon, Avon Lake, and Bay Village PDs are the scene.
The suspect has been arrested by Avon Lake PD and has been taken to St. John Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Charges from Westlake PD may follow in the future. The suspect has a suspended license and active warrants from two other uninvolved agencies.
12 patrons were also injured and have been transported to 4 area hospitals or treated at the site by Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, North Olmsted, Lakewood, and Avon FDs. Injuries range from bumps and bruises to more serious.