Tuesday, July 23

Driver Charged with Hit & Run after Striking Power Pole

ASHEBORO N.C. – A driver has been charged in connection with a hit and run accident after police say he struck a power pole and left the scene late last year.

On December 26th, 2022, just before 3 AM an Officer with the Asheboro Police Department responded to South Park Street at West Kivett Street in reference to a report of a hit and run.

When police arrived, they found a power pole at the corner of the intersection snapped in several pieces.

The vehicle was still at the scene and when police ran the license plate on the vehicle through a database it came back as stolen from Ravenwood Drive in Asheboro.

Officers located two occupants walking away from the scene and through speaking with them were able to identify the driver as Bobby Ray Wood. 

An Officer with the Asheboro Police Department secured warrants on Wood for hit and run, careless and reckless driving, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, injury to real property, fictitious registration plate, and driving while license revoked.

Wood is also facing two more separate charges of driving with a revoked license, as well as expired registration, and no inspection in an unrelated incident.

Wood is set to appear in Randolph County District Court on Feb 9th, 2023, in connection with the hit and run and March 3rd, 2023, for other driving charges.