Driver charged in store crash identified

Police say Roshana Lequisha Payne, 37, of New Petersburg Drive, had been drinking when she drove through the front doors of the store at 210 Baston Road just after 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

A Martinez woman arrested after her car crashed into a Dollar General store and seriously injured the cashier has been identified.

Police say Roshana Lequisha Payne, 37, of New Petersburg Drive, had been drinking when she drove through the front doors of the store at 210 Baston Road just after 7 p.m. Saturday. She registered a 0.12 blood alcohol level at the scene, according to authorities.

Payne was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and having an open container of alcohol.

The cashier, Michelle Lee Phillips, 38, of Martinez, and two customers in the store were injured.

Payne’s car was backed into a parking space directly across the small parking lot from the front doors of the store, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office accident report. Payne accidentally put the car in first gear and accelerated toward the store.

Three injured in Baston Road Dollar General car crash

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