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DWI Report: Woman charged with DWI after nearly hitting deputy

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The Daily Reflector

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A 21-year-old woman was charged with driving while impaired after she crossed the median on Charles Boulevard, hit a tree, drove down the wrong side of the road and nearly hit a deputy head-on on Aug. 2, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Dericia Tavon Randall, 21, of 104 Eastbrook Drive, Apt. B, whose address also was listed as 2220 University Suites Drive, Apt. K, was in a series of wrecks about 3:30 a.m. on Charles Boulevard near Ficklen Drive.

She allegedly left the scene of the wreck, but according to the damage on her vehicle and to a witness who partially saw one of the wrecks, Randall was driving south on Charles Boulevard from 14th Street and crossed over the median and hit a tree.

She continued driving on the wrong side of the road until she was driving head on toward a sheriff’s deputy, court documents said. She then swerved over the median again, hitting more bushes while crossing to the other side of the road. She continued driving south on the correct side of the road, but stopped to turn around.

Randall did a three-point turn to go north on Charles Boulevard, traveled a short distance then drove off the right side of the road and crashed into the sidewalk and onto the grass near the East Carolina University sports complex, according to court documents. Police also charged her with reckless driving.

Six others also were charged with driving while impaired according to court records and law enforcement reports available between Aug. 3 and 7, 2017. In those cases, court documents indicate:

Charlie Ray Lawrence, 42, of 824 W. 10th St., Washington, was stopped at 11:15 p.m. on Aug. 2 on East Marlboro Road near South Main Street by the Farmville police. He had red glassy eyes, slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and he refused to take a breath test. Lawrence also was charged with driving with a revoked license for a previous DWI and for felony habitual DWI.

Court records show that Lawrence was convicted on July 31 for driving while impaired on Dec. 24, 2016, in Beaufort County. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, but was put on probation and ordered to spend six months in jail to be served on weekends so that he could go to work during the week.

In April, Lawrence was convicted of driving while impaired in Beaufort County on March 13, 2016. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, but the sentence was suspended, and he was ordered to serve 30 days in jail. Lawrence also was convicted of DWI in Beaufort County in 2015 and 2012. 

In 2005, he was convicted of being a habitual felon for various drug and assault charges, and served eight years and nine months in the N.C. Department of Correction. He was released in 2011.

Julio Diaz Morales, 20, of 2802 Nash Joyner Road, Farmville, was in a wreck about 11:40 p.m. on Aug. 4 on U.S. 264-Alternate near U.S., 13 according to the State Highway Patrol.

Morales was driving east on U.S. 264-Alternate, and a Greenville woman with two passengers in her car was driving east on the same road. Morales crossed the center line at the intersection of U.S. 13 and crashed into the driver’s side of the vehicle, according to the collision report. He was traveling about 30 mph when he hit the other vehicle.

Pitt County EMS was called to the scene and checked out the woman and her passengers, who had possible injuries; however, they were not transported to the hospital. Morales was not injured. Damage to the 2015 Ram truck that Morales hit was estimated at $8,000, and damage to the 2009 Chevrolet he was driving was estimated at $10,000.

Morales also was charged with having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, careless and reckless driving, no operator’s license, driving left of center and driving after consuming alcohol and being under 21 years of age.

Jody Raye Steele, 34, of 2209 Windsor Drive, Bryan, Texas, was stopped at 2:50 a.m on Aug. 2 on Ficken Drive near Charles Boulevard by ECU Police. He had red glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol, and his blood alcohol level was 0.18.

Donald William Bussell, 64, of 63 Sunflower Court was stopped at 12:32 a.m. on Aug. 6 on U.S. 264-Alternate near Wesley Church Road near Farmville by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. He had red glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol, drove erratically, which was observed by multiple officers, and stumbled into the side of his car after getting out of it. His blood alcohol level was 0.15.

Markquette Lasalle Dupree Jr., 21, of 2298 Jackie Field Road, was in a wreck about 4 a.m. on Aug. 6 on Stantonsburg Road near Wesley Church Road, according to the highway patrol. Dupree was driving east on Stantonsburg road when he crossed the center line and drove off the road to the left. He took out a mailbox and crashed across two private concrete driveways before traveling back onto the road, where his vehicle came to a rest.

Damage to the 2014 Honda he was driving was estimated at $9,500, and damage to property was estimated at $500. Dupree also was charged with reckless driving. He had red glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol, was drowsy in the magistrate’s office, and his blood alcohol level was 0.11.

Jackielis Yoshon Moore, 23, of 2101 Pendleton St., was arrested on a warrant on Aug. 6 for driving while impaired on June 29. He drove into the the parking lot of Our Children’s Clinic at 4024 Old Tar Road while impaired, the warrant said. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol. 

This report may not include all DWI arrests made during the time period. Call 329-9572 to report arrests, dismissals or reduced charges.