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Woman won't be charged for driving into Dunn post office

Posted August 18, 2008

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— Police said they don't plan to file charges against a woman who crashed her sport utility vehicle into the Dunn post office last week.

Laura Robinson driving a Dodge Durango with two female passengers and drove the SUV past the front columns and flag pole outside the post office, at 1115 S. Clinton Ave., and through the glass front doors Thursday afternoon.

The SUV smashed an island counter near the front entrance, narrowly missing customers inside, witnesses said.

Police said Robinson had a medical condition and accidentally hit the accelerator while sitting in a handicapped space outside the post office.

Robinson was taken to the Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital for treatment, and one person inside the post office was hit by flying glass.

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  • LibertarianTechie Aug 19, 2008

    Pure hogwash. Being she has a handicap parking placecard, and she used it to park in the handicaped space, she has a handicap, that is the medical condition mentioned in the article. If this is the case, why was she behind the wheel? Her doctor didn't report her to the DMV to have her license revoked for medical reasons? Lock him up! The last time she went to get her license removed, the DMV officer didn't notice the medical condition? If he/she did but did nothing about it, lock him/her up to! Charge them both with causing harm to the public and give them life! That will show others that this is serious stuff and not to mess with the general well fare of the public. I don't care who it is, if they have a medical condition that keeps them from driving properly, then they shouldn't be behind the wheel!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 19, 2008

    Solution.... If a person is a danger to society in a vehicle, revoke their license and issue a "Moped Only" license. This way she can still have the right to transportation, and will almost have no chance of injuring someone else.

  • scarletindurham Aug 19, 2008

    Ridiculous.

  • AtALost Aug 19, 2008

    This is ridiculous. Either she shouldn't be driving or she should be able to control her vehicle like the rest of us. She deserves a ticket for this incident and the DMV should suspend her license pending an acceptable medical assessment.

  • oldrebel Aug 19, 2008

    This sounds like the lady had "connections" that the average man or woman doesn't have.

  • NCPictures Aug 19, 2008

    There are plenty of people in NC that have medical conditions that prevent them from driving. Why is this one special? I am sure glad I dont work for her insurance company.

    On the other hand, from what I see on the NC roads, it appears that most people have a medical condition from the way they drive.

  • CestLaVie Aug 19, 2008

    They may not have ticketed her, which is ridiculous, but at least take her driving privileges away. She's a menace just as much as many others out there! Pilots can't fly nor can truck drivers drive if they have medical conditions - for good reason!!!!

  • we-r-just-human Aug 18, 2008

    Was this the Kasy Kane ladies?

  • celong Aug 18, 2008

    I guess if she killed someone they wouldn't do anything either. What a crock.

  • Huey Aug 18, 2008

    Any medical condition that could lead to the driver losing control
    of their body and or the vehicle should be enough to keep them
    from getting a driving license. But, still the biggest condition out there that causes the most accidents is drunk
    driving and they still are not keeping these repeat offenders
    off the roads.

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