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No charges filed after car slams into DMV office

Posted November 17, 2011

— Police said Thursday that they don't plan to charge a woman who plowed a car into the front of a Division of Motor Vehicles office in Fayetteville.

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. on Wednesday as she completed her driving test.

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.


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  • anneonymousone Nov 18, 2011

    In my experience, regardless of age or sex, human drivers are simply the worst.

  • elyhim2 Nov 18, 2011

    If you're too slow to catch yourself when you accidently hit the gas before you plow through a building then you should not be driving.

  • Glass Half Full Nov 18, 2011

    This office is in a strip mall. Some of the parking along the front is at an incline. Not so much as the license office is on the end and it's relatively flat. Farther down at the license plate office, it's at more of an incline. This should have failed her in the test. Hopefully all agreed it best not to renew her license. Can't remember anyone else driving into the front of any of these businesses until the license office moved there.

  • Nunya123 Nov 18, 2011

    This should debunk many of the myths about older drivers but, of course, there are many that will disagree with it based on opinion rather than facts. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811001.PDF

  • sunshine1040 Nov 18, 2011

    I do not know why charges have not been filed maybe she promised not to drive again. even equipment failure is the fauld of the driver for not maintaining a car properly. but whatever the reason this woman should be paying for all damages to property and people

  • seankelly15 Nov 18, 2011

    wxfreak - "I argued elderly drivers are just as dangerous as teen drivers and more intensive tests should be done on drivers over a certain age"

    Why are you arbitrarily selecting age as your criteria for driver safety? SOME elderly drivers are dangerous... SOME teen drivers are dangerous... SOME middle-aged drivers are dangerous...

  • Mark Hayes Nov 18, 2011

    They should possibly consider moving the parking areas around some of these building a little farther away from where people might be victims,this is about the third or fourth time this has happened in the last several months,not trying to be funny but some parking lots are right up close to these businesses.

  • CherryDarling Nov 18, 2011

    Can't help but wonder if she got a pass on getting charged because of her age... hmmmmm...

  • Mr. Sensible Nov 18, 2011

    Awwww,, She was just nervous.Give her a break.. She probably only goes two or three places and to church on Sunday and stays off the interstates.

  • wxfreak Nov 18, 2011

    I wish this article was out when I had to write an argumentative essay in my English 111 class...I argued elderly drivers are just as dangerous as teen drivers and more intensive tests should be done on drivers over a certain age...this would have helped prove my point.