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Motorist hits Regatta building

POLSON — An accident early Tuesday, Jan. 5, “made a drive-in out of the Regatta restaurant” according to Polson Chief of Police Doug Chase. 

At about 3:30 a.m. Chris Nyland of Brainerd, Minn. was headed north on Highway 93. Nyland’s wife was asleep in the vehicle. Police believe Nyland fell asleep, resulting in the vehicle drifting off the road, down an eight-foot embankment and into the old Regatta building at 59240 Hwy. 93. Chase said Nyland’s GMC SUV was completely inside the building.

The SUV was extensively damaged, but the Nylands were not seriously injured. 

Nyland pleaded guilty to careless driving and was fined $65. 

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