Police: Drunk Tega Cay man crashed into McDonald’s drive-thru screen

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 3, 2013 

— A curly red-haired Tega Cay man drove into the customer order screen at a Fort Mill McDonald’s and hurled profanities at employees at the drive-thru window before police found him in a parked car outside his house on Saturday, deputies say.

At about 3 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the McDonald’s on West S.C. 160 after an employee called police to report that Jonathan Blessing, 20, screamed at employees and stuck his hand through the drive-thru window because the restaurant was closed, a York County Sheriff’s report states.

He finally drove away, circling the building and smashing into the order screen before backing his car off of it and driving away.

The screen was slumped to one side, dented and cracked, and the voice reception on it was muffled, the report states. Employees gave police the car’s tag information, which pointed to Blessing as the car owner.

Police found the car parked at a Tega Cay house, the report states. A deputy saw Blessing in the driver’s seat. Blessing told police he had just finished partying with a friend and drank a Budweiser beer and wine.

He initially denied anything happening at McDonald’s, but then told police that he was not upset with the restaurant and would pay for the damages, the report states. He failed a field sobriety test and registered a .13 blood alcohol level. Police charged him with driving under the influence and malicious injury to property.

He was released from jail Saturday on a more than $6,000 bond.

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