One arrested after car hits restaurant on Santa Monica Pier

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a car crashed into a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier after an altercation between people in the vehicle and construction workers on the pier.

Police Sgt. Phillbo Rubish tells the Los Angeles Times one worker suffered minor injuries but no one was transported to a hospital following the incident shortly before 5 a.m. Monday. The driver was taken into custody.

Rubish says the car struck the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant in the middle of the famed pier, where vehicles are not allowed. He says the car also damaged an old boat that is meant to serve as a barricade.

Rubish did not provide details of the altercation or know the extent of damage to the restaurant.

Officials say the pier will be open Monday.

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