ALE: 13-Year-Old Charged With DWI; Friend Supplied Alcohol

A man in the east is accused of supplying alcohol to a 13-year-old girl who was later involved in a drunk driving wreck that injured three people.

ALE agents have charged Charles Vinson of Woodland in Northampton County with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, giving a malt beverage to a person under the age of 21 and aiding and abetting the underage possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

Authorities say on March 3rd the 23-year-old Vinson was at a party at his trailer park with the girl, two 14-year-olds and an 18-year-old. They say both beer and liquor were consumed at the party.

Agents say the 13-year-old was behind the wheel when the vehicle she was driving without headlights crashed head-on into another vehicle around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 35. The girl and those in the other vehicle were injured. She was charged with DWI by state troopers.

Vinson was jailed on a $3,000 secured bond.


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    Being in Northhampton County I wouldn't be surprised if there's some crack or heroin involved with the whole crowd involved. Northhampton, Hertford, and Bertie Counties go hand in hand with that kind of trouble. Complete ghetto trash taking over good deer hunting and duck hunting land!
  • by Caroline Location: ENC on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM
    A party? When does a group of five people constitute a party?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    where were the PARENTS? I agree with the poster who said that this type of behavior should delay the process of obtaining a driver's license when they're of age. Perhaps when this happens, the parents should get points added to their license!
  • by right on Shine Location: ENC on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:53 AM
    Shine is right on time with his post. You parents today are HORRIBLE!
  • by Loris Location: Rocky Mount on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:31 AM
    When simething like this happen, it should delay underage drivers for getting driver licenses.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM in reply to Loris
      it does. i do believe they have to wait until 21 to get licence if theyre caught.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:04 AM
    A plice chief in Scotland Neck said it the 'best', Parents have kids,over and again, and throw them out in the yard and they are raised like barn yard chickens..... they just scratch and fend for theirselves - and the parent is not interested to know what is going on. (Actually there were a few more adjectives that I chose not to type). But he was right on ......
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM
    Newsflash, good comment. Sounds like you turned your life around, plus you're right, nobody's perfect. Al, your're 100% spot on! I know one thing, my parents always knew where I was at 13, if not I got whooped!!
  • by It's A Bad Law on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:16 PM
    I was drinking every weekend @ age 13. It was by my own free will. No one else should be held responsible. I knew what I was doing. How did I get the alcohol, you ask? Any which way I could! I would have felt bad if they charged someone else for my underaged drinking. That would be wrong.
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      by not entirely so on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:09 AM in reply to It's A Bad Law
      I see your point but the underaged kids would not have access to alcohol if the older generation weren't buying it for them. this little girl was only 13 years of age (probably a 7th grader)and was not entirely responsible for her actions but whoever gave the kids the alcohol is completely responsible, or should be.
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        by Hmmm on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:55 AM in reply to not entirely so
        Kids can not get alcohol without an adult buying it for them? Not true......Alcohol is in almost every home, and only requires sticky fingers to obtain. I do agree the purchaser in this case needs to be whooped!
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          by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM in reply to Hmmm
          Not only that, there are places that don't always card like they should. We all know it happens.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 04:59 PM
    why do most men or boys give a girl or women alcohol
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      by BarneeFife on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:54 AM in reply to
      Why do they take it? I think I'd turn that around and ask why girls or women allow men or boys to be convicted in the court of public opinion when they are responsible for their own actions. I doubt anybody holds them down & puts a funnel down their throats.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:14 PM in reply to
      Believe it or not, some young women are naive, and don't see the ulterior motives in some guys. They just think it is the partaking of partying things, not realizing it could lead to more.
  • by B on Mar 8, 2012 at 04:49 PM
    Trailer Park Trash
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      by obamanot on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:32 AM in reply to B
      Wanna B.Wait a minute.IS B.
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