Man Charged In DWI Crash That Killed Neighbor

Troopers say a man killed his neighbor in a drunk driving crash Wednesday night.

Michael Chappell of Hubert is charged with DWI, reckless driving, and felony death by motor vehicle after the crash around 6:40 p.m. on Crownpoint Road outside of Swansboro.

Sgt. David Oglesby says 37-year-old Douglas Cowser was thrown out of the SUV, and pinned under the vehicle.

Oglesby says the 39-year-old Chappell registered a .10 alcohol content.


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