DWI: Drivers had too much Christmas cheer
The Daily Reflector
Sunday, December 31, 2017
A 40-year-old Ayden man was charged with driving while impaired and hit and run after he ran into another car that was parked on the opposite side of the street, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.
Anthony Marcell Sutton of 4374 Lee St., Ayden, was in a collision about 8:40 p.m. on Dec. 20 on Sixth Street near Pitt Street in Ayden.
Sutton was driving a 2016 Hyundai on Sixth Street when his vehicle crossed to the left side of the road and hit a truck that was parked on the opposite side of the road. He left the scene and later admitted he struck the vehicle. He told the Ayden Police Department that he struck the truck while avoiding hitting a child. He was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, red glassy eyes and passed out in front of the magistrate. A blood test was taken to determine impairment.
Sutton was also charged with hit and run. Damage to the other vehicle included knocking out the right headlight and damaging the hood and fender.
Six others also were charged with driving while impaired according to court records and law enforcement reports available between Dec. 19 and 25, 2017. In those cases, court documents indicate:
Cesar Alberto Reyes, 30, of 3794 Goldsboro Run, Farmville, whose address also was listed as 2245 Dail Farm Lane, was in a wreck about 2 p.m. on Dec. 25 on Ballards Crossroads Road near U.S. 264A between Farmville and Greenville, according to the highway patrol.
Reyes was driving on Ballards Crossroads Road at 55 mph in a 55 mph zone when he ran off the road to the right. He over-corrected and his car came back onto the road, skidded and ran off the right side of the road again, where the vehicle struck a ditch and overturned. The 2003 Chevrolet he was driving came to rest on its side. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $8,000. Reyes was not injured in the wreck.
Reyes had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and his blood alcohol level was 0.24.
Luis Fernando Badillow Pena, 33, of 1208 Alton Loop, was in a wreck about 10:15 p.m. Dec. 24 on N.C. 11 near Littlefield Road, according to the State Highway Patrol. Details about the wreck were not available.
The 2005 GMC pickup he was driving, which belonged to a woman who lived at the same address, was seized because he was driving with a license that was revoked for a previous DWI. Pena left the scene of the accident, had red eyes, a strong odor of alcohol, was swaying and fell against the trooper. His blood alcohol level was 0.19.
Kenyal A. Williams, 36, of 1901 Lipscomb Road East, Apt. 1, Wilson, was stopped at 2:27 a.m. Dec. 23 on Arlington Boulevard near Wimbledon Drive by the Greenville Police Department. She had red eyes, a strong odor of alcohol and her blood alcohol level was 0.16. She also was charged with driving with a revoked license and having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of her car.
Travis Hannon Haines, 33, of 4609 Highway 102 E., Ayden, was stopped at 12:06 a.m. on Dec. 24 on Third Street near Second Street in Ayden by Ayden police. He had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet, had glassy eyes and refused to take a breath test. He also was charged with driving left of center, having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of his vehicle and driving with a revoked license.
Haines previously was charged with driving while impaired in March 2017 in Ayden.
Mae-Ella Artis Williams, 42, of 26 Scott St., Grifton, was stopped at 10:58 on Dec. 24 on Lee Street near N.C. 11 by Ayden police.
She had slurred speech, red glassy eyes and refused to take a breath test. She also was charged with driving with a revoked license for a previous driving while impaired conviction. She was convicted of driving while impaired in 2011 for a 1975 offense, and in 2013 for a 2009 offense, according to N.C. Dept. of Correction website.
She also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, which was a knife.
Darrell Eugene Pittman, 43, of 3530 Crestwood Drive, Farmville, was stopped at 2:10 a.m. Dec. 24 on Wallace Street near Walnut Street by the Farmville Police Department. He had red glassy eyes and his blood alcohol level was 0.22.
This report may not include all DWI arrests made during the time period. Call 252-329-9572 to report arrests, dismissals or reduced charges.