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Driver charged in store crash identified

Monday, March 3, 2014 2:10 PM
Last updated 8:08 PM
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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.  HAND OUT
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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.


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.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/03/14 - 02:48 pm
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Drinking or not, it seems odd

Drinking or not, it seems odd that someone would get into a vehicle, that is in the parking lot face the entrance of the store and press the excellerator full force, pick up enough speed to smash into the front entrance of a brick store to the point you bit the cashier station. Seems to me, and I'm just using my imagination but could this have possiblity been a moment of rage and not an accident? If she was so intoxicated, how in the world did she manage to "back" into the parking space?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/03/14 - 02:52 pm
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Right

You are correct, ICL. She may have been over the limit, but she was not intoxicated.

southern2
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southern2 03/03/14 - 03:29 pm
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Maybe a failed "Smash and

Maybe a failed "Smash and Grab".

The Mick
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The Mick 03/03/14 - 05:25 pm
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Hope all the innocent injured

Hope all the innocent injured are ok.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/03/14 - 06:07 pm
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No winners here.
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Prayers go out to all involved.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/03/14 - 06:24 pm
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fedex, it is interesting that

fedex, it is interesting that you show empathy in the case but none where the groom had been drinking before crashing and killing his wife.

JesusismySuperStar
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JesusismySuperStar 03/03/14 - 06:41 pm
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Too sad but rejoice the end is not yet!

Race issue? i know NOT!!!F-E-A-R the Creator and b) get W-I-S-D-O-M for you are given breath for what?!!!Religion is trouble, F-A-I-T-H is LOVE which the fear of the Creator is W-IS-D-O-M! How do i know that? Are you given breath at this moment, do you know why you are where at this moment and how capable to have functioning bodies and WHY? if parents(the ones giving physical birth) do not rebuke their children they do not love them because those children will grow up then on their own with a rage and selfishness with no respect for others therefore God our Father works the same way what you see evil is like spanking of a parent which is in other words rebuke. Make a research of people ending up in jail 90 percent most likely would be in there because they were not taught right from wrong:) God the Father not only reconciled us humankind and get us in His loving arms but also He has every right in the world and heaven to rebuke us however the ones accepted to be His children is still loved with an everlasting love and that love is not painful but fulfilling unless any love you could ever have in your whole entire life time. How am i sure that God is not mad at me and He still loves me because He prepared my inheritance for me every Word He said has come true and will be, therefore i m confident and bold to mention Him and His Son(the manager of His business) and His Holy angels that give extra protection and we the believers are to honor Him so if He says do not hate your enemies we are not to hate our enemies and love them just as He loves us, can my human strength handle it ? No then what is diferent about me or the other believers that act right/real believers that are kind to others? It is the Grace of God (the ability God gives us, if you are a gamer you would know like extra skill added unto) there are also more and more countless benefits that we gain from Him. So we like to share with others who do not like to see things thru a small perspective but thru God's eyes in His training. it is however very hard to find actual believers that follow God's Word (the Parent's Word) so they come up with hating enemies and try to wanna defend their own opinion saying "well, we have the right to defend ourself with deadly weapon of destruction just as the rest of the world" God says we are NOT to be like the rest of the world and get our white robes(our righteousness) bloody once we already got cleansed thru the washing of Jesus Christ, blood of His reconciliation. But they wanna live like the rest of the world God is against that because He is unique and too perfect to have to accept it, even tho all believers acknowledge that they do give in to the worldly lusts and the ways. So if you wanna be unique and have inheritance of life after death please consider to live for the Lord(the real Parent that has no fault and won't stir you wrong) i say this with love to all and whosoever take heed is opening themselves to Wisdom. Be blessed i pray for you and God sees all who fear Him as we are to lovingly fear our parents therefore respect them to show how much appreciating who brought you to life physically and Who willed you to form wonderfully in the first place with His consent.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/03/14 - 07:00 pm
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itsanotherday1 ...
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That's because you guys have shown me the way. Prayers all around, that's my motto from now on. Who am I to judge? You got a problem with that?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 03/03/14 - 07:12 pm
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there is nothing religious
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there is nothing religious about this story.. why must you people always throw religion into it?? if you want to pray, then pray- just keep it to yourself

corgimom
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corgimom 03/03/14 - 07:16 pm
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Drunks do stupid,

Drunks do stupid, unpredictable things- because they are DRUNK.

That's all the reason that they need.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/03/14 - 07:19 pm
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To the poster at 6:41 pm- um,

To the poster at 6:41 pm- um, ok.

Don't think there are too many gamers on here, though.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 03/03/14 - 08:43 pm
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Corgi I believe the poster you are referring to...

I believe he or she had a few too many at happy hour. It sounds like the ramblings of someone who is a little more than "tight". I must admit it was fairly entertaining and I am so glad that I don't drink or know exactly what God is thinking.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/03/14 - 09:27 pm
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I can hardly wait until MF15

I can hardly wait until MF15 meets up with them.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/03/14 - 10:20 pm
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DRIVER
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This lady should be placed on high risk insurance. I bet her agent isn't feeling too well right now.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/03/14 - 11:18 pm
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@ FedEx

No problems, just trying to understand the inconsistency.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 03/04/14 - 06:46 am
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Although someone's post may

Although someone's post may seem over the top religious, that person's profession of his/her faith is just as real to them and should not be made fun of. Corgimom, you could have just let it go and not said anything. Let those who want to read it, read it and those who don't, skip it. Poking fun at it, serves no purpose except to draw attention to it to ridicule. Evidently "JesusismySuperStar" loves him some Jesus, I'll not make fun of it.

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Bizkit 03/04/14 - 08:26 am
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I wonder if she had been in

I wonder if she had been in the store and felt mistreated? Then it may be racial in nature.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 03/04/14 - 08:58 am
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JSS think "short". No one

JSS think "short". No one will read a long diatribe-sorry just human nature. I've written some long ones too-and it does make you feel good to get on that soap box-but I understand no one will read it. There is a psychology and technology here-a simple binary system that makes calculations mostly from input-more input-there's the rub.

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