Patrol car caused more than $20,000 in damage to Winston-Salem restaurant

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The building that houses Pane e Vino Restaurant suffered $20,137 in damage when a police car ran into it on Monday, damaging a storage room, Wake Forest University said Wednesday.

Wake Forest owns the building in Reynolda Village that houses the popular restaurant.

Tony Baker, the city’s risk manager and assistant city attorney, said the university’s damage estimate included the repair cost for the building. The university submitted the estimate to city officials.

Joseph “J.L.” Bolt, WFU’s general superintendent for its construction division, said repair work should be completed within three days to allow Pane e Vino to reopen.

Roger Dioli, a co-owner of the restaurant, said that the school’s damage estimate was accurate, and that the storage room’s wall would have to be replaced.