Woman Drives Vehicle Into Building in Odessa

Woman Drives Vehicle Into Building in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – There's no drive thru but a car ran right into an Odessa liquor store on Wednesday.

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. at Karri's Liquor Store on East 52nd Street.

Police say the driver, 53-year-old Laura Johnson, told him her Mercedes suddenly accelerated on its own while she was driving through a parking lot.

That caused it to run over a curb and smash into the liquor store.

In their report, Johnson said she recently had the Mercedes repaired for the accelerator sticking and causing it to accelerate on its own.

Johnson provided documentation of the repairs.

Luckily, no one in the store was hurt.

Johnson had minor injuries and was checked out at the hospital.

She won't be ticketed for the wreck.