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Troopers: Underage Drunk Driver Nearly Hits Highway Patrol Station

It's no secret that state troopers are always on the lookout for drunk drivers. Well now they may be landing at their front door.

Sunday afternoon troopers say a drunk driver plowed toward their Greenville headquarters on 10th Street. A metal railing prevented the car from actually hitting the buidling.

Sgt. Ernie Coleman was inside doing paperwork and says he heard the crash. He looked out to see if anyone was hurt. "At that time no was in the car. I looked to the right and noticed someone in a yellow shirt running to the King's Handy Mart."

Coleman says moments later that man in the yellow shirt returned and the trooper says he noticed a strong odor of alcohol.

Charged with DWI, drunk driving while underage, hit and run and careless and reckless driving was 19-year-old James Brake of Kitty Hawk.

Luckily no one was injured in the crash. As for Brake, he has bonded out of jail.


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