A drunk driver allegedly put her car into reverse instead of drive and smashed a liquor store she had been shopping at moments before.

On Thursday, June 19, shortly before 3 p.m., Linda Randolph was arrested after she allegedly drove her car into the side of Main Street Liquor and Gas, at 16400 Main Street.

Randolph had just bought ice cream inside the store, according to co-owner Tajinder Singh.

Randolph then returned to her parked car, and allegedly put the car into reverse instead of first gear, and drove into a wall of the store, sending the bottles on the inside of the wall flying.

Singh's business partner was in the store at the time, and tried to stop her from driving away.

"My partner over here, she tried to kill him," Singh said. "He's not coming in today. He'll be OK."

Singh's partner was allegedly struck by the car, but did not sustain any injuries.

Randolph detached her car from the store but ran into a fence down a nearby alleyway, where she and the car remained until San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies arrived.

She was arrested on charges of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent, hit and run and assault with a deadly weapon and was taken to West Valley Detention Center.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.