Marine Seriously Injured In Wreck, Charged WIth DWI

A 25-year-old active duty marine is seriously injured after he wrecked his pickup truck in Onslow County. That man is facing multiple charges including DWI.

According to troopers the wreck happened just after 12 a.m. on Sunday in the Hubert area near Sand Ridge Road and Crown Point Road.

They say Patrick Williams was traveling west on Crown Point Road when he lost control of his vehicle and went off to the left and hit a pine tree. Williams was trapped in the truck for 30 to 45 minutes. Fire officials had to use extrication equipment to get him out. He was then airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

Troopers say alcohol was involved. Williams is charged with DWI, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, no registration or insurance. Troopers say Williams license was already suspended for prior DWI.


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  • by Cyn/friend Location: swansboro on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    What is the latest on Patricks status? We r getting nothing back from his phone..and we r concerned about him here in swansboro/hubert


  • by Deb on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    Its easy to pass judgement on others,I am greatful no one was killed, and yes this was poor judgement on Particks part. But I must agree until you have walked in another persons shoes why judge? The one that is paying for his actions is and will be Patrick, he is injured,and I am sure he is facing some major recovery time, also he will probaly loose his military career, plus he has to live with what caused him to drink in the first place. Lets face it we all make mistakes, and we can have a loving supportive family and still make mistakes. None of us are immune to accidents or others judgement. Maybe instead of judging we should all just be greatful for what this young man has done and Pray for him. Many service members have returned home from the different war zones, and multiple deployments, changed. Even though an effort is put forth to address these issues, often times for one reason or another they fall short of helping that service member or family member. As for Witney Houston and other celebs (please know that yes they need care and prayer too) we hear more about them than we do about our service members... it is a true shame that we as a country have come to this.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    This young man is not only physically wounded, but emotionally and spiritually wounded.It sounds like what's happened here it that he's crying out for help. He needs to turn to our great God in heaven for his healing. But, someone close to him needs to help guide him in the right direction. That is the only way he'll recover from everyting he's been through.
  • by Steve Location: Kansas on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:43 AM
    This man has done three tours in the "sandbox" and I was lucky enough to spend some time with him his last trip back. He is one reason, that we can all get on this website and be free to make comments without even knowing him! Yes, he messed up, I think we can all look back and wonder why we are still alive, out of jail etc. By the grace of God this young man didn't kill anyone, but as Lena stated, unless you have set and talked with him, and know what he was going through, you have no cause to judge him. We will ALL be judged in the end by our creator, but most should just look in the mirror. I pray that he is healed and somehow some good will come of it. Love you Patrick! Uncle Steve
  • by lena Location: Kansas on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:06 AM
    Unless you know this person, set and talked with him, I don't know how you could do anything but pray he heals. What is done is done, it is time for us to move forward,I am proud to say I know and love him...
  • by cousins on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    This is a bad deal! He made a huge mistake! Which he will pay for the rest of his life! We all make mistakes! But he has fought for this country and has seen more then most of us would ever care to see! Plz pray for him and stop slamming him"! Cause this could be your child or some other family member next time"! Love you Patrick!
  • by MARVENA on Feb 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM
    NOT ONLY FLUNKIES JOIN TEH CORP. I KNOW SEVERAL VERY GOOD AND TALENTED PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY. SOME IN THE CORP AND SOME IN OTHER BRANCHES IF THE MILITARY. IM EXTEMELY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM INCLUDING PATRICK WILLIAMS. WE HAVE ALL DONE THINGS IN OUR LIVES THAT WE REGRET. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH BRENDA, DONT JUDGE SOMEONE UNTIL YOU HAVE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES. PATRICK TAKE CARE AND KNOW YOUR FAMILY IS HERE FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT.
  • by Brenda on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    As the mother of this Marine... Maybe you should walk a mile in his shoes... I'm not excusing what he did, but maybe you should find out more about the person before you slam him. He has done 3 tours overseas and none of us know what he went through.
  • by Semper Fi, My brother on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM
    Another fine example of the Marine Corp. Way to go America
  • by maysville resident Location: maysville on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    Why is it that this story was covered but when a highly known business owner from Maysville was drinking and driving on White Oak River road and hit someone head on, it wasnt even mentioned in the paper. Was this because of his money or because of the young lady that has heroin charges against her..riding with him?
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