WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Just before 11:30 Friday night there was a huge crowd outside the Oleander Drive Dairy Queen in Wilmington, but only two customers were standing in line for ice cream when a SUV crashed into the store. Fortunately they heard the vehicle coming before it slammed into the building. The man was able to get out of the way. The woman wasn't as fortunate. The SUV missed her by two feet, but shattered glass got into her eye. She was treated at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital in Wilmington and released an hour later. She still needs a follow-up with an eye doctor due to the pain associated with the injury. There's a possibility there still may be glass in her eye.
The driver of the SUV was not injured. One witness says the man didn't even seem to know he'd been involved in an accident. That same witness says the the man responsible for the crash urinated in the parking lot in front of employees before a police officer arrived. Response time by Wilmington Police was fast. A Dairy Queen employee says an officer was on site about a minute after the crash.
Before the SUV was towed away Wilmington police put a sticker on it citing it was involved in an DWI-related accident.
Update: Just drove by the Dairy Queen Sunday afternoon, and the restaurant is back open. It's one fewer window, but it's open.