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Car Careens Off Highway Into Roof Of Goldsboro Hardware Store

Posted June 1, 2004

— A Goldsboro hardware store hopes to reopen later this week after a car flew through its roof Sunday evening.

Officials say the car careened off Highway 70 during a high-speed chase, went airborne and crashed into the the Delmus Hardware building.

The driver, Leandro Martinez Noriega, 30, is listed in stable condition in a local hospital.

He faces several charges including driving while impaired, speeding to elude arrest and careless and reckless driving.

The business owners estimate damages at $150,000 to $200,000.

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