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Gas Pump, Cars Destroyed After Garner Crash

Posted November 20, 2005 5:19 a.m. EST

— Garner police said drunken driver was to blame for a fiery crash at a gas station Saturday evening that destroyed a gas pump and two cars.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities said Oxchith Aguilar, 33, of Raleigh, was driving at about 25 mph in the BP gas station parking lot at

4541 Jones Sausage Road

when she struck a gas pump.

The crash's impact knocked the pump off its base and into an unoccupied vehicle on the other side. The collision caused the gasoline to ignite, catching both vehicles and the pump on fire.

No one was injured.

Police said the Aguilar then left the scene. She was later arrested at a nearby store after a security officer called 911 to report a suspicious person.

Aguilar was charged with driving while impaired, hit-and-run, driving without a license, and having a fictitious license plate.

Crash investigators estimate the damage at more that $15,000, Garner police said.