Driver Charged After Crossing 4-Lanes On Highway 17, Crashing

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The driver of a pickup truck is lucky he wasn't seriously injured when his truck crossed four lanes of traffic and ran off the highway and into some trees.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. Thursday a couple miles north of Chocowinity in Beaufort county. Highway Patrol says the driver was headed south and told witnesses he fell asleep but told troopers there was a mechanical issue with the truck. Troopers say they didn't find any problems.

The driver was treated for some cuts and bruises and charged with reckless driving, driving left of center, and not wearing a seatbelt.


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  • by Repeat Offender Location: Washington on Aug 8, 2011 at 06:55 PM
    Check the recent charges on this kid: http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.Criminal.do?Next 25.x=32&Next 25.y=6&Next 25=Next 25&submit=Next 25&start=75&defendant=TALLEY&navindex=3&court=BTH&county=999 NC Court Calendar=marijuana, consumption under age, resisting officer
  • by noname Location: washington on Jul 24, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    how do you no this young man did this? unless you where there then you should not say nothing like this.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 at 05:18 AM in reply to noname
      In case you can't read, the name is WITNESS meaning WAS THERE
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      by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 at 04:17 PM in reply to noname
      Maybe you need to reread the comment?? You are so smart!!!
  • by Witness Location: Washington on Jul 23, 2011 at 09:38 PM
    This boy should be charged with DUI since he threw out a aerosol can as soon as he came to. Meaning he was HUFFING it. He almost killed multiple people and he is a young man, he needs to learn from his mistakes before he kills someone.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    Why charge this person with anything? There was no mention of anyone else being involved. The SHP did not charge anyone from the tractor accident on US264 when the Hales man was killed because a tractor moving 20mph, on a highway with a speed limit of 70 mph. You can bet you bottom dollar that if a tractor trailer was on US264 travelling 20mph, and a car or pickup truck ran into the back this trailer, the tractor driver would go to jail for manslaughter. These charges need to be dropped.
  • by Anon Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    Who was it?
  • by Carol Location: Vanceboro on Jul 22, 2011 at 02:52 AM
    I realize the law is there for a reason. But our farmers has a job to do as well. But on a two lane road that you can pass freely, was the driver blind or in just to big of a hurry. Our farmers are producing crops for your consumption. And our smaller farmers can't afford big trucks to carry tractors from one field to another sometime.
    • reply
      by REALLY???? on Jul 22, 2011 at 04:29 AM in reply to Carol
      WHATTTTTTTTT?
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      by New Idea on Jul 22, 2011 at 04:49 AM in reply to Carol
      Read the article before posting. lol
    • reply
      by Michelle on Jul 22, 2011 at 04:59 AM in reply to Carol
      You've got your articles mixed up!
  • by Earthquake! on Jul 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
    Flash Flood ! Fog Bank ! I Nearly Hit A Deer ! Tidal Wave ! Quantum Leap ?
  • by Puff Location: Chocowinity on Jul 21, 2011 at 09:25 PM
    Had to be Louie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • reply
      by jennifer lynn santana on Jul 22, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to Puff
      lol @ puff im still trying to find out...
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