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The car that crashed into a convenience store in Davidsonville had been reported stolen, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.

Charges are pending against the driver, identified as Derrell Lamont Smith, 44, of Upper Marlboro, Marc Limansky, a police spokesman, wrote in an email.

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Zaheer Ahmed, manager of the store, said repairs to the small building are expected to take two to four weeks. The car came to rest completely inside the building.

“It was on top of the cash register,” he said.

Ahmed said security video footage shows the car was speeding on Central Avenue and then veered into the store.

Officers arrived at the Davidsonville Country Market at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, about six minutes after the crash, to find that a 2002 Acura TL 4-door sedan had left Central Avenue and struck the side of the business, crashing into the building, police said.

Photos of the crash taken by a freelancer photographer show two officers looking into the building, one of them with his service weapon drawn and pointing inside.

Smith was unable to get out of the vehicle on his own. After the building was stabilized by Anne Arundel County firefighters, officers and paramedics were able to remove the driver.

A fire department spokesman said the driver was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to a regional trauma center with injuries that may have been life-threatening. His condition Monday was not immediately available.

Police said a vial of suspected drugs was recovered from the vehicle.

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