UPDATE: Driver Charged in Crash With Dollar General Store

Greenville police say the driver

(Nathalie Deviers photo)

Greenville police say the driver who ran into a Dollar General Store on Sunday, has been charged with making an unsafe movement.

According to Sgt. Joe Friday with Greenville Police, in the police report stated, 59-year-old Virginia Clements said her foot slipped off the brake in front of the store on Stantonsburg Road around 12:45 Sunday afternoon. Instead, she hit the accelerator and drove into the store.

Clements was taken to Vidant Medical Center with minor injuries, according to Sgt. Friday.

There's no indication on how much damage was caused to the building.

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Part of a Dollar General store in Greenville is boarded up after reports say a car came crashing into it.

The wreck happened at the Dollar General at 3100 Stantonsburg Rd., near the Wilco-Hess Station.

A woman accidentally crashed into the store around noon Sunday, according to the Daily Reflector. The paper says her injuries did not appear to be serious, but she was taken to Vidant Medical Center.

Her name is not available at this time.


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  • by Jim Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:21 PM
    It's time for the Dollar stores to put up steel & concrete post in front of their entrances or not allow parking in front of the entrance. This has become an epidemic. It's a miracle no one has been killed in these drive-throughs.
  • by car dealer Location: enc on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:06 PM
    Looking through the Carolina Bargain Trader, see women put Lady driven in ads for vehicles. Guess women don't realize that I take 20% off the book value for "women driven" vehicles.
  • by Tony Starch on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM
    Typical Greenville driver.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM
    The driver was charged??? Were they thinking about charging the building she hit??? GEEEEZZZ
  • by driver's education on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    What is it with so many females running into buildings lately?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM in reply to driver's education
      makeup, texting, cell phones, driving SUV's that they cant see over the dash...lots of reasons. Heck I have seen 3 ladies driving in Greenville with plates of food in one hand and a fork in the other while driving...you know who you are lady that almost killed me last week on Arlington Blvd driving while eating a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell. Another almost killed me on Charles Blvd. I was in the right lane past Golds Gym and she pulled over into my lane running me into the curb while I laid on the horn...get this, then she turned left...you know who you are too lady, I think you were on the phone and I think you were driving a silver Camry and turned LEFT right before the social security office...woman drivers...GEEEEZZZZ
  • by I'm not shocked on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:40 AM
    After reading the comments on this story, you would think there are a bunch of middle school students up here posting comments instead of adults! Accidents happen! Luckily the drive and no one in the store was seriously injured (which by the way is more important than what she was or was not doing while in the car)
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      by dangerous drivers on Mar 12, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to I'm not shocked
      accidents do no just happen. incompetent people cause them.
  • by john Location: NC on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    Theres probably a bigger picture somewhere...Like this is the set up for a heist later, So much easier to remove the wooden boards and steal stuff out of the hole that was created, instead of the front door that is alarmed!
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      by SoManyMike on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM in reply to john
      I've been waiting for someone to be bold enough to attempt an elaborate heist at the dollar general.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to SoManyMike
        If they bring a pick-up truck they might make off with $200-$300 worth of stuff.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:02 AM
    This as our so called govenoress is complating the removal of vehicle inspections. Let's just do away with the learner's permit process also.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM in reply to 250
      What does that have to do with her foot slipping off of the brake? Do they need to inspect her foot?
  • by Fred Location: Columbia on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    If you don't like the way I drive, then stay off the sidewalk!
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      by REM on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM in reply to Fred
      ^ lol
  • by Kane on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:18 AM
    These are the thing I point to when people want to outlaw guns. Getting behind the wheel of vehicle is more dangerous than gun could ever be. Especially when people don't know the difference between the gas and break peddle.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:00 AM in reply to Kane
      Or the difference between a peddle and a pedal.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 at 08:17 AM in reply to Kane
      "Break peddle"? Are you for real?
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        by Gimmie A Brake on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM in reply to
        Go pedal your wares somewhere else
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