Driver escapes injury after shooting, rollover

From AberdeenTimes.com

Emergency officials were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident Sunday morning, where the driver reported that he wrecked trying to elude people that were shooting at him from another vehicle. The wreck happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. in front of the Pinebluff Mini Mart at 475 N. Walnut St./ U.S. Route 1 in Pinebluff.

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According to the driver, who was the lone occupant of a white Range Rover, he was driving south on Route 1 when someone began to shoot at his vehicle near Batchelor Farm Road just outside of Pinebluff. There is at least one confirmed, visible bullet hole in the vehicle located inches below the driver’s side door handle.

While attempting to flee from the people shooting at him, the driver ran off of the road, cut a power pole in half and rolled the vehicle multiple times all the way across a store’s parking lot before coming to a stop back in an upright position.

Law enforcement located the driver of the suspect vehicle approximately a block away when they arrived in front of Benji’s Convenience Store, 320 N. Walnut St.,  in Pinebluff talking with a small group of people who had stopped to render assistance.

Amazingly, the driver was not injured by the gunfire, and had also escaped the very serious vehicle accident without any obvious injuries. He declined treatment or transport by Moore County EMS at the scene.

The as of yet unidentified black male driver, was taken into custody at the wreck scene by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for driving while impaired.

Photo from AberdeenTimes.com

Photo from AberdeenTimes.com

As of this report the, wreck was being investigated by the Highway Patrol, and the shooting incident was being investigated by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Responding to the call tonight were units from the Pinebluff Fire Department, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue, Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Highway Patrol.

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