Sunday, July 14

Driver Charged After Hitting 2 Signs and a Convenience Store Last Week

ASHEBORO N.C. – A driver is facing a laundry list of charges after police say they found her barely breathing behind the wheel of an SUV last week, after she struck 2 street signs and part of a convenience store on Sunset Ave.

According to police reports from the Asheboro Police Department on Wednesday July 13th just before 3:30am, officers responded to 509 Sunset Ave in Asheboro for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

When officers arrived they say they located a gray SUV running, with its lights next to a dumpster in a grassy area next the the Quik Chek. Officers noted seeing a pillar from the front awning of the business that had been hit and knocked over by the vehicle. Video shared to Facebook shows the moment of impact.

Police say when they approached the vehicle they found a female (later identified as Monica Lynn Boyd) passed out and barely breathing behind the wheel of the SUV. Officers administered Narcan nasal-spray, (an opioid overdose reversal drug) and contacted Randolph County EMS who transported Ms Boyd to a local hospital for treatment for a suspected overdose.

A search of the vehicle found an open container of alcohol, 4 grams of marijuana, as well as other drug paraphernalia. An accident report completed by the Asheboro Police Department shows that Boyd started on Park St and made a left hand turn onto Sunset Ave where she struck two separate street signs before entering the parking lot where she struck the pole.

Police charged Ms. Boyd with several traffic, DUI, and other related charges via citation later that same day. Ms Boyd was given a court date of August 15th 2022, at the Randolph County Courthouse.

Monica L. Boyd

  • DWI
  • Open container
  • Injury to real property
  • Simple possession (Schedule IV)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
  • Driving with license revoked
  • Driving left of center
  • Failure to maintain lane control
  • Hit/Run / Failure to stop

Arrest by Citation (No Bond)