Police: Woman crashes car into Dollar Tree in Gates, injuring three customers

Posted at: 12/23/2012 10:49 PM
Updated at: 12/24/2012 2:42 AM

nullGates Police say a woman drove through the front window of a Dollar Tree in Gates, injuring three customers and causing thousands of dollars in damages.

Officials say Cindy M. Carey, 29, lost control of the car on Sunday around 5:30 p.m., when she dropped her cell phone and tried to reach for it while driving.

Two people were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and the other person was taken to Unity Hospital. Police say all three have non-life threatening injuries.

Carey was not injured and had no other passengers in her car.

She was charged with driving without a license, use of a cell phone while driving, three counts of assault in the third-degree, criminal mischief in the fourth-degree, and possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree.

Carey was arraigned and remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.

She is scheduled to return to court on January 11.