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Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Crime
Liberty Police Department Patrol Vehicle (Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) LIBERTY N.C. – A Liberty Police officer resigned from his position with the department last week after being charged with DUI following a crash while pulling into the police department to start his shift. On February 14th, 2024, just before 6 p.m. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Old Liberty Rd, in front of the entrance to the parking lot for the Liberty Police Department. According to the accident investigation, 50-year-old Kevin Robert Carey of Siler City, while making a left turn into the parking lot of the Liberty Police Department, crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane of travel, resulting in both vehicles colliding. No serious injuries were ...
Driver Charged with DUI After Crashing into Randleman Bar

Driver Charged with DUI After Crashing into Randleman Bar

News
RANDLEMAN N.C. - A driver was charged with driving under the influence last night after crashing into a bar in Randleman.  At around 10:30 p.m., Randleman Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill, located at 725 S Main St, in Randleman.  Emergency crews arrived to find a dark GMC SUV that had crashed through a gate and into the east side of the building. Randolph County EMS responded to the scene to evaluate the driver, who refused transport to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.  The Randleman Police Department investigated the crash, which led to 27-year-old Peyton Alley Clark being issued a summons for driving under the influence. UPDATE 11/15/23 5PM - Tuesday afternoon Red Zone...
Driver in Wrong-Way Crash on I-73/74 Charged with DUI

Driver in Wrong-Way Crash on I-73/74 Charged with DUI

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RANDLEMAN N.C. - A driver who crashed head on into another vehicle while going the wrong way on I-73/74 near Randleman last weekend is facing several charges including DUI and child abuse. Shortly before midnight, Randolph County 911 had received a call from a driver who was taking the Randleman exit off I-73/74 onto West Academy St and reported they were nearly hit by a car that had entered the exit ramp going the wrong direction. Randolph County 911 notified both local police and deputies in the area as well as the highway patrol. Within only a few minuites, at 11:57 p.m. Randolph County 911 received its first call reporting a wrong way driver had crashed head on into another vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-73/74 between the Randleman exit and the Randleman Lake Bridge. ...
Driver In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight Facing Charges

Driver In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight Facing Charges

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Just after 4 AM on Feb 23rd, 2023, emergency crews were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on E Dixie Dr in front of Hardee's entrance. [Scott Pelkey | RNN/ North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver who crashed into a ditch in front of Hardee's overnight is spending today in jail after being charged with driving while impaired. Just after 4 am, on February 23rd, 2023, Police requested emergency crews to respond to E Dixie Dr in front of the Hardee's in Asheboro for a single vehicle accident. According to an accident report by the Asheboro Police Department, 27-year-old Rachel Marie Stevens of Asheboro was driving a 1998 Honda Accord westbound on Hwy 64 when she left the roadway on the right side and crashed into a small ditch in front of Hardee's. Police no...
Felony Charges After Road Rage Shooting in Asheboro

Felony Charges After Road Rage Shooting in Asheboro

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing felony charges after police say while intoxicated, he fired a shot at the victim's car before ramming it several feet. On January 13th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an incident on US 220business just south of McDowell Road after a caller reported an armed person. Upon arrival, deputies met with the caller who said he had been the victim of a road rage incident where his vehicle was shot at before being rammed by another driver. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, the caller reported that while traveling southbound on I-73, the suspect vehicle passed him at a high rate of speed. Both vehicles exited the interstate onto McDowell Road and turned left headed toward US 220 Business. The suspect ve...
“Booze It & Lose It” Holiday Enforcement Campaign Started Yesterday

“Booze It & Lose It” Holiday Enforcement Campaign Started Yesterday

Traffic & Roads
Law enforcement officers are increasing patrols to crack down on impaired driving, as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" holiday enforcement effort. So far this year, 432 people have been killed in North Carolina in impaired driving crashes. (Photo provided by NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – Law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols as part of the statewide “Booze It & Lose It” holiday enforcement effort that starts today and concludes Jan. 2. “If you’re out celebrating this holiday season, make sure you have a sober ride home,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, or NCGHSP. “If you drive under the influence, you have a lot to lose. Not only could you kill yourself or someone else, but you could face thousands of dollars in co...
Driver Overdoses Crashes into Yard in Asheboro

Driver Overdoses Crashes into Yard in Asheboro

Crime
(fotosr52/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Police say they arrested an Asheboro man who while driving under the influence overdosed and crashed into a yard yesterday morning. According to a police report from the Asheboro Police Department on Nov 14th, 2022, at around 3:30am officers were called to a vehicle accident on N Main St in Asheboro. When they arrived, they located the vehicle on top of a rock wall in the yard of a home. Police say the suspect appeared to be overdosing and was given several doses of Narcan. The driver, whom police identified as 28-year-old David M Davis of Asheboro, was transported to a local medical facility. Police later arrested Davis and charged him with Possession of Herion, Driving while Impaired, and Driving Left of Center. He was also cited for...
Man on House Arrest Arrested for DUI on Stolen Excavator Says RCSO

Man on House Arrest Arrested for DUI on Stolen Excavator Says RCSO

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A man who was already on house arrest for felony larceny charges was arrested last week after deputies say they stopped him on a stolen excavator which he was operating under the influence. On September 14, 2022, at approximately 3:00 am, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on US Hwy 220 S near Seagrove conducted a traffic stop on a Kubota excavator traveling north bound from the Seagrove area. The male driver, whom the Sheriff's Office identified as Tony Eugene Hiatt, was not provide information that he owned the excavator and according to a press release he appeared to be under the influence. An additional deputy responded and determined the excavator was mostly likely taken from D B MConstruction. Later in the day, the owner of D B M Construction confi...
DUI Driver Caught Speeding With Drugs and Gun in Car, Arrested

DUI Driver Caught Speeding With Drugs and Gun in Car, Arrested

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver who sped past a police officer last weekend was arrested after being pulled over for speeding once officers realized the driver was intoxicated, with drugs and a gun in the car. On Saturday July 23rd 2022, a patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department was about to turn onto North Fayetteville Street when they saw a dark in color passenger car drive past them at a high rate of speed. According to a police report, once the officer caught up to the vehicle they matched their speed with the suspect vehicle they estimated the suspect vehicle to be traveling at 86 mph, almost double the posted speed limit of 45mph. In the report, that officer says when she finally pulled the vehicle over on Underwood Street and walked up to the front driver side window ...
Driver Charged After Hitting 2 Signs and a Convenience Store Last Week

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

News
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. https://youtu.be/G91uXg_JRXA Police say when ...