Driver Involved In Crash Arrested For DWI

A 68 year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired following a single vehicle accident in Smithfield.

The wreck was reported at 1:35am Thursday in the sharp curve on Wal-Pat Road between Brogden Road and US 301 South.

Smithfield Police said Ronald Eldrige Jackson of Maple Drive, Princeton was operating a 2017 Ford passenger car at 45 miles per hour when he failed to navigate a sharp curve. He ran off the roadway and collided with a ditch.  Police said there were no skid marks prior to the crash.

Jackson was charged with DWI. According to an accident report, he registered 0.08 on the Breathalyzer.  Jackson was released on bond pending an August 15th court appearance.

Damage to his Ford was estimated at $10,000.