Troopers Say Driver Injured In DWI Crash

Highway Patrol says a head-on collision could be the result of a driver under the influence.

Officers say 52 year-old William Barnes Junior of Fountain was travelling on Highway 222 and 258 Wednesday night when authorities say he crossed the center line, went off the road and the returned to the highway -- before slamming head on into another driver.

Troopers say Barnes was driving under the influence, wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown from the vehicle.

Barnes went to the hospital with serious injuries. The other driver he hit is OK.

Troopers have charged Barnes with DWI. More charges are pending.


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  • by Happy Location: pittcounty on Sep 5, 2009 at 05:22 AM
    $1.million to 50,000 4 2nd degree murder. thats what money and who know,you can get less time and,or bond 4 killing someone than getting busted 4 pot,crack,cocain. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM SUCKS!!!!4real
  • by bones Location: pitt county on Sep 5, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    I know this man,his wife was killed years ago just outside of fountian in car crash. Crack and booze were involed.I myself have two pryer dwi's,I was requied to have the monatec device on my car before i was able to drive starting 3-16-09.WHAT differant LAWS 4 differant folks.
  • by Taylor2009 on Sep 5, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    Officer1 you are so right!!
  • by Officer1 Location: NC on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    Guess what! It will never stop until somebody with "a set" gets into a position to make the punishment so severe that many will think about it. The govt. makes $$$$ from booze, therefore, they will never try and stop this problem. Give this man his license back so that he can go and kill somebody and maybe then he'll get a little more than a slap on the wrists.
  • by a on Sep 4, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    This will never stop.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Sep 4, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    At least this DRUNK didn't take anyone with him. He got hurt? So what. He was DRUNK. No good anyway.
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