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Driver charged with DWI in Harris Teeter wreck

Posted January 17, 2010
Updated January 18, 2010

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— A driver caused damage to multiple vehicles and hit a tree in the parking lot of the Harris Teeter, 2080 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, on Sunday.

Cary police said Alice Grant, 74, of Cary, hit eight cars and a car corral, before hitting a tree near the building.

Authorities have charged Grant with driving while intoxicated.

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  • LogicalConsideration Jan 19, 2010

    As an I witness, let me tell you that Accord looked GIGANTIC. I told my wife, who also saw it, that I thought it was a big Cadillac. Got home, saw the story and was corrected. Sense fuzzed by pouring rain and adrenaline rush. First thought it was a domestic situation because right after the first car got hit, a woman came runnign form the other side of the lot yelling, "No, no! That's my car!" Then, when she got close, the driver appear to drive straight at her like a deranged significant other. Clearly the driver was trying to get away. The axle broke with her first impact out by the entrance, right fron tire all but fallen off. What is so weird is how she kept it going. Accords are FWD. The left front tire must still have had connection to the transmission. Surreal experience.

  • jet2rdu Jan 18, 2010

    Luckily the cars today are lighter and usually are unibody constructed, otherwise, if not for the tree, her car might have wound up in the Meat Department rather than outside the store.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jan 18, 2010

    Don't they usually release the blood alcohol levels? Interesting that it doesn't mention what it was...

  • newki001 Jan 18, 2010

    Was this her first offense? Wondering if we have a habitual issue at hand. Watch out Kroger she might be hitting your parking lot next.

  • angelarob123 Jan 18, 2010

    I was wondering about that too-they still owe some money on that car and I doubt they will get enough to pay it off and be able to get another car to replace it-so unfortunate! It makes me so angry!

  • Diabolical Jan 18, 2010

    good luck angel, happened in a parking lot so your parents probably wont get jack from the insurance companies.

  • Diabolical Jan 18, 2010

    You sure she wasn't on some kind of medication? Doesn't sound like she was drinking, just says she was under the influence of something. Maybe the benedryl knocked her out.

  • angelarob123 Jan 18, 2010

    This is one of the reasons why I never drive when I've been drinking! My parent's car was the burgundy car in the pictures that was almost smashed in two-they've been calling insurance companies all day trying to get a rental-that was the only car they had-but they haven't gotten ANY answers yet on if they can get one. What a terrible situation for alot of people!

  • FromClayton Jan 18, 2010

    Also, I dont know this person, but I would assume she had kids, grandkids and maybe great grandkids. Could you imagine how embarrsing it would be if your granny was the teeter drunk? That's tough to walk down the high school hall with...

  • FromClayton Jan 18, 2010

    wow! Alice Grant, 74. Just driving sober at 74 is a challange...why in the world did she think she could drink and drive?

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