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POLICE: Woman drove car into Elizabethtown Kroger

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June Blocker (Courtesy: Hardin Co. Detention Center) June Blocker (Courtesy: Hardin Co. Detention Center)
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Photo by: Nathaniel Adams Photo by: Nathaniel Adams
Photo by: Nathaniel Adams Photo by: Nathaniel Adams

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman was arrested Wednesday after police say the car she was driving plowed into the middle of an Elizabethtown Kroger store, injuring one person and hitting a cash register.

According to dispatchers, it happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kroger on Dolphin Drive, near the intersection of N. Mulberry Street and Ring Road.

Elizabethtown Police say a 52-year-old June A. Blocker drove a red 2006 4D Lincoln over the sidewalk and into the building, striking a cash register.

One person inside the Kroger was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

"It's a miracle that nobody but one person got hurt," Lauren Dowell, an Elizabethtown resident, told WDRB.

"The first thing I thought was maybe it was ice related," Dowell said. "Perhaps she accelerated to get out of the way of something and ran into the building."

Police want anyone who witnessed the wreck to call the Elizabethtown Police as the investigation continues.

The store remained open while employees worked to clear the mess.

"June hasn't been to my Sunday School class for a couple weeks, but she's still a member and she's done several activities and been involved with our Sunday School class for a long time and so she's still family as far as I'm concerned," said Jane Embry, who told WDRB that she is friends with Blocker.

"I just want everyone to know that June is a sweet person and would do anything to help you and I pray for whoever's been injured for a safe and speedy recovery," Embry said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Elizabethtown Police Department at (270) 765-4125.

Kroger released the following statement Wednesday evening:

"This afternoon an individual drove her car through the doors of the Kroger store located at 3040 Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown, Ky. The vehicle landed against one of the store's check lanes. The incident resulted in a few minor injuries. Our full attention now is directed toward their care and the safety of our other customers and associates.  We will be assisting the Elizabethtown Police Department with their investigation. Any questions regarding the driver of the vehicle should be directed to the Elizabethtown Police Department."

Police told WDRB that Blocker has been charged with DUI, assault, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.

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