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Deputies: Garner woman crashes into nightclub

Posted April 7, 2011
Updated April 8, 2011

— A Garner woman deliberately crashed into a nightclub outside Fuquay-Varina early Thursday after being refused a drink, authorities said.

Wake County sheriff's deputies said that workers at Mama Rabbit's Motor Lounge, 7304 N.C. Highway 55, refused to serve Crystal Dawn Barr, 35, so she said she was going to hit the building.

Barr drove her car into a picnic table and a column on the building, striking two people, deputies said. She backed out of the parking lot, hitting another vehicle before driving away, deputies said.

A few minutes later, she ran off N.C. Highway 50, near Pierce Road, and struck a tree, state troopers said.

Barr assaulted rescue squad members and a deputy at the wreck scene and then a doctor at Johnston Memorial Hospital, troopers said. Barr and the assault victims are expected to be OK.

The people struck outside the nightclub suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Barr has been charged with driving while impaired and reckless driving. Troopers expected to file more charges.


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  • ashleyperry10 Apr 12, 2011

    hey it was a honda!!!!!!

  • samdutes Apr 11, 2011

    Mr. Middle of the Road and jennylock2004 have no clue as to what it takes to get a CCF and also have no clue as to the law allowing CCF in "RESTURANTS" that serve alcohol. I really wish people would "read up" before making uninformed comments.

  • Shelley Cooper Apr 7, 2011


    apparently the mod is asleep

  • somey Apr 7, 2011

    You showed them Crystal!!! You go girl!!!

  • SilverWolf Apr 7, 2011

    Love the headline, Jodi. The woman crashed into a nightclub? No, she didn't crash, she drove into the nightclub on purpose. Had this been a male, the headline would have been much harsher. Love your double standard, Jodi. You and your staff get more worthless every day. Keep up the great work gals. hahahahahahah

  • jaydosse Apr 7, 2011

    Looks like this one flew right over the cuckoos nest. Maybe the beer was warm.

    I certainly hope and pray that the innocent victims of this lunatic's rampage will be ok.

    What excuse will be used to set this nut free so she can reek further havoc on an already distraught society?

  • smegma Apr 7, 2011

    you assault a paramedic, drunk or not, you should be tossed in the ditch

  • SueInNC Apr 7, 2011

    This is a biker bar, which never has any trouble. It's less than 1 mile from my home. It's almost directly across from Clayton Rd on 55. The trailer park a couple hundred feet north of Mama Rabbit's was the scene of a murder and most recently the scene of a police standoff ( http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9185193/ ). The bar is definitely not a night club. I wish these writers would get their facts straight. And that's not Angier - it's in Willow Spring (not Fuquay). 7304 S Nc 55 Hwy NC 27592. It's a shame that one crazy woman will taint this quiet establishment's reputation.

  • sammyg Apr 7, 2011

    Good ol' Garnerians...gotta love 'em! Glad she didn't kill anyone in the process.

  • djofraleigh Apr 7, 2011

    Maybe she needed a drink...nothing pretty about the effects of alcohol.