Police: Elizabethtown woman intentionally crashed into Kroger

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 6:40 PM

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An Elizabethtown woman is behind bars Thursday night, Feb. 6, after police say she intentionally ran her car through the front of an Elizabethtown Kroger, injuring two people.

Fifty-two-year-old June Blocker faces first and second degree assault charges, two counts of wanton endangerment, first degree criminal mischief and driving under the influence. 

The exit door at the Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown is all boarded up. But shoppers are clearly still talking about how Blocker slammed her Lincoln into the glass double doors.

"So many things can happen these days. You just don't know and you can't worry about it," Dorthy Adams, a shopper, said.

Police say she went over the sidewalk and smashed through the doors, injuring two people. Both have since been released. But as police point out, they are very lucky more people were not injured.

“It’s a crowded shopping center and store. We had people coming and going. We are just lucky nobody else got hurt worse than they did." Sgt. Tim Cleary, with the Elizabethtown Police Department, said. 

When witnesses were interviewed by police, Cleary said it became clear this as no accident.

"Based on the witness statements we received around the area, it appears she drove the vehicle at a normal to high rate of speed through the parking lot. She didn't hit the brakes or do any avoidance maneuvers and drove through the window glass and into the building," Cleary said.

And in fact, she's done this before. On Jan. 24 of 1999, she drove her car into the front of a Kroger on Town Drive also in Elizabethtown. Sources say she is a former Kroger employee.
Blocker is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. Her next court appearance is Feb. 14 in Hardin County.
 

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