Tobacco Road Bojangles' to reopen after a driver crashed into the building

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AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW) - A local restaurant is set to reopen after a driver crashed into the building during a police chase on Wednesday night.

 The Bojangles', located on Tobacco Road, will reopen on Friday morning at 4 a.m., according to the restaurant's area director. 

The area director says only about 25 percent of the dining area will be shut down. The drive thru will be open as well.

Crews worked quickly on Thursday to get the building cleaned up for business to resume.

No one was injured in the crash. However, deputies identified the person who drove through the Bojangles' at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Traequan Cox, 19, was being pursued by police, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, when he lost control of his SUV and drove through the restaurant. He fled on foot and was arrested one block away.

The chase started on Phinizy Road. Cox, sheriff's officials say, then went down Mike Padgett Highway toward Tobacco Road crashing into the restaurant.

Cox was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center where he is facing 12 charges, including reckless driving, obstruction of law enforcement and numerous drug charges.