Drunk Driver in Search of Walmart Deal Hits 2: Police
45-year-old woman was pinned under SUV in parking lot
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2012 7:36 AM CST
Two were injured in a Walmart parking lot last night.   (TM)

(Newser) – Black Thursday shopping proved to be a treacherous affair for a Seattle-area couple, who were hit by an SUV in a Walmart parking lot last night. Police say the 71-year-old behind the wheel was suspected of driving drunk to the store in search of a Black Friday deal. But instead of walking away with a bargain, he was arrested for vehicular assault after hitting the pair as they were walking near the entrance of the Covington Walmart around 8pm, reports the Post-Intelligencer. The 45-year-old woman was pinned under his Mercury SUV, and "the man rolled up onto the hood [and] onto the ground," says a police sergeant.

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Nov 23, 2012 7:23 PM CST
I'm not sure why this story was presented..... The truth of the matter is some drunk driver cause death and mayhem in every state, everyday..... The only solution appears to be safer cars as safer people seems impossible...... If you watch football (and I know many of you do), what are the two biggest advertisers?.... Beer and trucks......
Nov 23, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Just for all of those people bitchng about my smokeing, im gonna smoke and smoke and smoke, just for u. I may even hit the local maturnity werd and smoke around the babbies. What do you think about that?
Nov 23, 2012 3:08 PM CST
The REAL question, "loyalamerican," is why YOU aren't rallying against tobacco, which, by the way, kills five times as many American users as tobacco. And someone sitting next to me imbibing booze isn't shoving it down others' throats, as he or she would be doing with tobacco smoke. That ambient tobacco smoke kills another 65,000 Americans every year that don't use tobacco, but breathe the lethal smoke. Also, alcohol isn't addictive, defective and lethal, when used AS INTENDED, as is tobacco. If you'd get off your fat behind and get involved, perhaps you could save a few lives, like those of us who are working against tobacco/smoking are trying to do. More and more people are getting involved and trying to so some good; you should, too.