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Colleyville store owner says he can’t watch video of crash

The owner of a liquor and grocery store that sustained $100,000 worth of damage when an SUV crashed through it Thursday night said he can’t bring himself to watch the surveillance footage.

A 36-year-old North Richland Hills woman was flown to a Dallas hospital in critical condition after a blue 2006 Mazda Tribute went through the front of Hall’s Grocery at 4200 Glade Road at Texas 121 at 6:15 p.m.

The driver, Carlos Guajardo, 68, of Euless, was interviewed by police, who arrived at 6:26 p.m., according to a Colleyville police news release.

“It was determined that Guajardo had consumed alcohol prior to the crash, and upon further investigation it was determined that Guajardo was intoxicated,” the release states.

Charlie Hall, who owns the store, said he turned the surveillance footage over to Colleyville police immediately.

“I never watched it and I don’t know if I can,” Hall said in a phone interview Sunday.

The video shows at least one woman hit by the SUV as it comes crashing through the store. Another woman, 44, of Fort Worth, was taken by ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B in stable condition. She has since been released.

Hall said he was sitting in his office when the crash happened and that it sounded like a “loud motor.”

He said he is thinking about visiting the 36-year-old woman at Parkland Hospital on Monday.

“She was just covered in glass,” he said.

He said he hasn’t been able to sleep well since the night of the crash, but the store has been up and running.

Guajardo faces a charge of intoxication assault — a third-degree felony. He remained at the Keller Regional Detention Center on Sunday night. His bail is set at $20,000.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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