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Driving test ends with car inside Fayetteville DMV office

Posted November 16, 2011

— A woman completing her driving test Wednesday plowed a car into the front of a Division of Motor Vehicles office in Fayetteville, police said.

Annie Gore, 77, said she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake as she pulled into a parking space outside the DMV office at 841 Elm St. at about noon. Her 2008 Acura crashed into the front of the building, causing about $5,000 in damage, police said.

Several people were inside the DMV office at the time, and four people were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

No charges have yet been filed in the case.

Until repairs can be made to the building, people needing DMV services are advised to use the office at 2439 Gillespie St.


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  • storchheim Nov 17, 2011

    This "US does not have an official language" is a red herring.

    And last time I checked, "get her done" was English, albeit a colloquialism. Still1 still has an axe to grind.

  • Travised Nov 17, 2011

    I cannot say the United States has any official language, however the States do. Down in Louisiana it's English and French. Most are English only, however some have Spanish as one of the official languages of the state.

    Guess she had one point against her for the parking test.

  • Statick Nov 17, 2011

    I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that she didn't pass the test.

  • disturbedrod Nov 17, 2011

    hunter38 -> since when the US has an official language? Mexico has an official language, France has an official language, the US? nope, so speaking english is just done because it has been done for the last 200 and something years, but this is changing fast, between the illegal and legal spanish speaking immigrants, instead of them learning english, you will be learning spanish, I'd say that will happen in the next 20 to 25 years, lol, instead of "Walnut Road", will be "Calle Nuez"

    So prepare yourself for the change that is coming

  • frankbad15 Nov 17, 2011

    How old is too old to drive!! Not sure just a question

  • avidreader Nov 16, 2011

    I hope she failed - this is one reason for multiple deaths every year.

  • mfarmer1 Nov 16, 2011

    fayncmike, and I bet you would.

  • fayncmike Nov 16, 2011

    "Here's a little help with your English although it will not affect how you drive,: 1. Add a comma after the interjection "hey." 2. Put an apostrophe in "it's," which is used as a contraction, here, for the phrase "it is." 3. After "DMV," to avoid a run-on sentence, either use a semicolon (;) or a comma and "so." 4. The ellipsis (triple period) is unnecessary between "anyway" and "I mean." Please end a sentence with a period next time.


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  • fayncmike Nov 16, 2011

    Personally I'd give her, her license. I drive every day in Fayetteville and from what I see, she'd fit in perfectly.