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Man charged with DWI after driving through yard, striking utility pole and getting stuck in a ditch

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The Daily Reflector

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A 30 year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he lost control of his vehicle and became stuck after driving in a ditch, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

William Matthew Campbell, drove left of center on the road, through a yard, and struck a fence and a utility pole before driving into a ditch where his vehicle was disabled at 5:51 p.m. on June 1 near Seven Pines Road in Falkland.

Troopers observed Campbell standing in front of his Jeep talking loudly on his phone, swaying back and forth. Campbell resisted arrest and would not put his feet in the police car. Troopers said Campbell had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and red glassy eyes. He refused a breathalyzer test. 

He was among three people charged with driving while impaired according to court records and law enforcement reports available between May 31 and June 6. In the other cases, court documents indicate:

■Grayson Brockman Harris, 28, of 2908 Eastridge Court, was stopped at 6:14 a.m. on May 29 near Wesley Church Road and Stantonsburg Road near Farmville by the State Highway Patrol. He also was charged with driving while license revoked, reckless driving and for driving left of center. He had Percocet and Lorazepem in his possession. He refused a breathalyzer test.

■ Ricky Lee Skinner,59, of 1927 White Hollow Drive, was stopped at 12:20 a.m. on June 2 near Greenville Boulevard and Red Banks Road by the Greenville Police Department.  He had red glassy eyes, and an odor of alcohol on his breath. His blood alcohol level was 0.10.

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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