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SUV crashes into 7-Eleven, driver arrested for DWI

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The impact of this crash can be felt even with the sound missing from the surveillance video.

You can see the passenger on the left visibly shaking after her friend plows right into a 7-Eleven convenience store.

"The first thing I found out was are my employees and my customers okay," said Jagat Patel, the store owner.

He says he's amazed no one was injured.

Patel said, "Just imagine if someone was standing here or they were walking by, they could have been hurt or killed."

"We're trying to figure out exactly how fast she was going," said Sergeant Anthony Hipolito, with the Austin Police Department. "Field sobriety tests were performed here by one of the officers here on scene, and has made the determination, she was driving while intoxicated."

All of this will be covered by insurance, but the business they're losing out on, that won't be covered and all the food you see inside the store, its going to have to be thrown away because there's no way to know if any of this glass ended up inside.

If you can believe it, Patel says this is not the first time someone's driven through his storefront.

"At that time it was this particular window," said Patel.

Police say drunk driving happens every night in Austin.

This video looks bad, but luckily no one lost their life.

Paperwork given to the store owner shows the 51-year-old female driver is Dorina Sandoval.

Investigators say she was trying to step on the brake, and hit the gas pedal instead when the crash happened.

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