‘I don’t know what to do:’ Driver arrested for possible OWI after crashing into building

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee business in the process of being renovated experienced a major delay Wednesday morning, Aug. 21. This, after a vehicle slammed into the front the building. It happened near 27th and Fond du Lac shortly before 5 a.m.

"I don't know what to do now," said Brian Ho, building owner.

The building had been Ho's nail salon for years. He temporarily relocated so he could renovate this location.

Vehicle crashes into building near 27th and Fond du Lac in Milwaukee

Vehicle crashes into building near 27th and Fond du Lac in Milwaukee

The recently repaired roof was in pieces Wednesday.

Brian Ho

"I still want my nail shop in there again, because I've been here for 18 years," said Ho.

The driver was arrested for possible OWI, and a passenger was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

"If they don't hit someone else, they hit my business," said Ho. "They're lucky no one get hurt. I want whoever's driving to be careful. If you're drinking, stay home. Don't be stupid and drive, and take some people's lives."

Vehicle crashes into building near 27th and Fond du Lac in Milwaukee

Vehicle crashes into building near 27th and Fond du Lac in Milwaukee

Despite this setback, Ho said he had no plans to leave the neighborhood.

"It's a rough neighborhood, but I love it, because they're really friendly with me, everyone that comes here," said Ho. "I don't have no trouble in the last 18 years. It doesn't matter what, I'm still staying here."

The building was empty at the time of the crash.

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