Man arrested for hit and run at Pembroke Minit Mart

A Pembroke man was arrested Wednesday night after he struck the Minit Mart in a hit-and-run incident.

Deputy Rick Burgess was called to the Pembroke Minit Mart at about 7:40 p.m. and a witness said the driver of the car had struck the front door, backed up and left. The witness briefly stopped the driver and he said his brakes failed and he was dropping his car off at the service station next to the Dollar General.

The wrecked car was found in that lot and a check of its tags led Deputy Burgess to the Spring Street home of 56-year old Gary Joiner, who reportedly came to the door eating a bologna sandwich, according to the arrest citation.

Joiner repeated his story about the brakes going out and said he had intended to speak to Minit Mart personnel about the crash the following day after his car was repaired.

Joiner was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.