A young boy narrowly escaped death while browsing the candy aisle when a drunk driver crashed into an England convenience store and it was all caught on tape.
Marion Smith, 79, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated on Wednesday after plowing her vehicle through a one-stop shop and hitting a 6-year-old boy. "All of a sudden the lights went out and there was an explosion. I grabbed my daughter and was shouting for my son. I just didn’t know where he was and I thought he could have been killed," the boy’s mother, who wishes to keep her identity hidden, told the Manchester Evening News. She added that he didn’t cry but was shocked by the incident. Fortunately, he only received minor cuts and bruises to his back and legs.
According to the New York Daily News, Sgt. John Brennan says the Greater Manchester Police released the footage in an effort to warn others not to drink and drive. "This family popped to the shop to buy some sweets yet found themselves caught up in somebody else's selfish decision to drive while drunk,” he said in a statement.
As for Smith, she won’t be able to drive for three years and must complete 50 hours of community service. She will also have to pay more than $240 in fines which seems pretty light given the damage she caused to the kid and the convenience store.