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Man drives into Rolesville Dollar General

Posted January 16, 2012

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— A driver misstepped, hitting the gas instead of the brake Monday afternoon, and ended up in the Dollar General store on Rolesville's Main Street.

Police said Delina Roosevelt Medlin, 76, of Wake Forest, was attempting to park in a space outside the store when the accident happened.

Medlin, his female passenger and the customers inside were unhurt, but the store windows were shattered.

Police do not expect to file charges against Medlin, and they had no estimate of the damage to the store.


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  • citizensoldier16 Jan 17, 2012

    This is old news, and not all that interesting. Why is it still on the first page?

  • Pleasepostmycomments Jan 17, 2012

    I wonder if this is in retaliation to the Art Pope article in the N&O today? HA

    What does Dollar General have to do with Art Pope?

    Art Pope has nothing to do with Dollar General!! Art Pope owns Maxway,Roses, and Super 10 stores.

    Dollar General is owned by a private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

  • dirkdiggler Jan 17, 2012

    how many times do we have to read about elderly folks 'accidentally hitting the gas instead of the brake'? What if a child was in front of this car that was supposed to be STOPPING and not LUNGING through the front of this store? Would there be charges then?

  • Shelley Cooper Jan 17, 2012

    "Tens of dollars in damages" - Crumps Br0ther

    That's gold, Jerry! GOLD!!

  • Wake1 Jan 17, 2012

    No charges??

  • BubbaDuke Jan 17, 2012

    I'm 60 years old and I only drive 10-15 miles over the posted speed limit. When I get to the point I can't drive the speed limit, I'll turn in my license and get a tractor. When I can't drive that, cremate me and scatter my ashes because I get cabin fever after one day inside.

    This reminds me of the old man who drove over three women at Wal-Mart last year, killing an elderly lady. It's sad, but with family members having to work and live a distance from their parents, it leaves the elderly in a tough spot.

  • Frank Downtown Jan 17, 2012

    Old people driving. They need almost yearly eye exams.

  • Mom2two Jan 17, 2012

    Maybe he confused "Drive-in" with a "Drive-thru"

  • sublimechick990 Jan 17, 2012

    LocalYokel: You would't be saying that if it were you they decided not to charge.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 17, 2012

    Tens of dollars in damages