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Man with prior DWI, a hit and run and drug arrests charged with driving while impaired

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The Daily Reflector

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A 19-year-old man with a prior DWI, drug charges and traffic violations including a hit and run last month was charged with  again with driving while impaired according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records. 

Matthew Alexander Gorham, 19, of 106 Duchess Drive, Winterville, was stopped at 2:59 a.m. on Feb.18 near the intersection of Elm Street and 14th Street by the East Carolina University Police Department.  His license was also revoked.   He had red glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol on his breath and was unsteady on his feet. His blood alcohol level was 0.14.

Three others also were charged with driving while impaired according to court records and law enforcement reports available between  Feb. 14 and February 21, 2018.  In those cases, reports indicate:

■ Gerrell Christopher Davis, 25, of 100 Amhurst Drive, Goldsboro, was stopped at 2:31 p.m. on Feb.15 near the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Clifton Street by the Greenville Police Department. He had red glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol on his breath and slurred speech.  His blood alcohol level was 0.11

■ Justin Dewayne Windle, 32, of 1846 Charlie Smith Court, Grimesland, was stopped at 12:43 a.m. on Feb.17 near N.C. Hwy 43 and Mills Road by the State Highway Patrol. He had red glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet.  He also refused a breathalyzer test. 

■ Ralph, Edward Lawrence, 55, of 119 River Road Circle, Beaufort, was stopped at 7:34 a.m. on Feb.17 near NC Hwy 11 and Jacksontown Road by the Ayden Police Department. He had red glassy eyes and an odor of alcohol on his breath. His license was also revoked and he refused a breathalyzer test.  

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



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