According to deputies, 32-year-old Frank J. Lucero was in the parking lot of the WalMart located at 6850 Gulfport Boulevard South in South Pasadena at a stop sign directly facing the front of the store.
A witness who was in a vehicle behind Lucero, told deputies they noticed Lucero was not moving. The witness blew the horn, flashed the lights and when the vehicle still did not move, drove around it. The witness then parked.
As the witness walked towards the store, they saw Lucero accelerate suddenly and crash directly into the building.
Deputies say the front of Lucero’s vehicle, all the way to the windshield, went into the structure. Lucero stepped out of the vehicle uninjured.
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The vehicle crashed into the produce section of the store, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the structure and to several cooler units in the store. No one in the store was injured.
Deputies conducted a DUI investigation and Lucero was subsequently arrested for DUI.
A wrecker is responding to assist in pulling the vehicle from the structure.