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Man charged with DWI hits car, drives away

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The Daily Reflector

Sunday, September 8, 2019

A Greenville man charged with driving while impaired struck a parked car and drove off, according to Pitt County court records.

Paxton Edward Andrews, 23, of 206 N. Oak St. was stopped at 3:06 a.m. on East 10th Street and Charles Boulevard by the East Carolina University Police Department.

The Greenville Police Department took over the incident, and according to a Greenville police crash report, a woman stated she was outside her friend's house on South Elm Street when a dark green Jeep Cherokee struck her parked car. She told officers that the driver, later identified as Andrews, kept going and turned right onto East Fifth Street.

At the time of the crash, Andrews was going 30 mph.

The unidentified woman's vehicle sustained $1,500 in estimated damages while Andrews' Jeep sustained $1,000 in estimated damages.

He was cited for driving while impaired, hit and run and failure to maintain lane control. He also was cited for expired tags.

Andrews' blood alcohol level was not available.

Nine other people also were charged with driving while impaired, according to court records and law enforcement reports available between and Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. In other cases, court documents indicate:

  • Emily Kelly Bradshaw, 44, of 406 Lee St., Greenville, was stopped at 11:10 a.m. on Aug. 30 near Main Street and Chapman Street by the Winterville Police Department. No further details were available.
  • Gary Lamont Carr, 47, of 3005 Caldwell Court, Apt. 12, Greenville, was stopped at 9:26 p.m. on Aug. 31 near Shiloh and Kristen Drive by the Greenville Police Department. His blood alcohol level was 0.14. No further details were available.
  • Anthony Matthew Harris, 31, of 2 Simmons St., Havelock, was stopped at 3:41 p.m. on Aug. 31 on N.C. 43 by the State Highway Patrol. He was observed crossing the center line and was driving with a revoked license for a previous DWI offense. Before pulling over, Harris called his mother and told her he was scared for his life and that a white cop was trying to kill him. He became combative and two troopers and deputy officers had to force him into a deputy's car. Harris had red, glassy eyes, an odor of alcohol on his breath and had marijuana in his possession. He refused a breath test.
  • Margie Teresa Hedgepeth, 54, of 2913 Cedar Creek Road, Apt. 5, Greenville, was stopped at 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 1 near N.C. 11 and Third Street by the Grifton Police Department. She had an open container of alcohol in the car.
  • Brittney Leigh O'Neal, 27, of 2807 Cedric Drive, Farmville, was stopped at 10 p.m. on Aug. 29 near East 10th Street and Cotanche Street by The East Carolina University Police Department. Her blood alcohol level was 0.13. No further details were available.
  • Adrian Jacobo Ontiveros, 20, of 1797 Manning Road, Greenville, was stopped at 3:40 a.m. on Aug. 31 near 10th Street by the Greenville Police Department. His blood alcohol level was 0.08. No further details were available.
  • Kevin Bruce Pearce, 56, of 2602 Lowndes Lane, Winterville, was stopped at 1:07 p.m. on Aug. 28 near County Home Road by the State Highway Patrol. Pearce's vehicle struck a ditch. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and was unsteady on his feet. His blood alcohol level was 0.15.
  • Raquane Jaquil Smalls, 23, of 3003 Kingston Circle, Apt. B, Greenville, was stopped at 2:57 a.m. on Sept. 1 near King Road by the State Highway Patrol. His blood alcohol level was 0.11.
  • Antonio Varela Jr., 48, of 3641 Cedar Drive, Greenville, was stopped at 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 25 near North Greene Street and Pactolus Highway by the Greenville Police Department. He crashed his vehicle after running off the roadway before coming to a stop near some trees. Varela told the officer he hit the gas too hard and lost control. Varela had red eyes and was unsteady on his feet. He also had an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of his 1989 Chevrolet passenger car. His car sustained $1,000 in damages. His blood alcohol level was not available.
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