DWI Charges Filed In Serious Crash

The driver of an SUV who was seriously injured in a crash on a rural Johnston County roadway last week has now been charged with driving while impaired.

On January 2nd, state troopers said Leonardo Cruz Ponce, 56, of Zebulon was traveling southbound on County Line Road off Highway 39 near the Wake County line when his 2005 Chevy crossed the centerline and ran off the roadway in a curve, struck a small ditch and overturned several times on the side of the roadway.

Ponce had to be extricated from his SUV before being rushed to Wake Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

According to the Highway Patrol, Ponce was speeding at the time of the crash and not wearing a seat belt.

Trooper J.D. Perdue has now charged Ponce with driving while impaired, driving without a license, failure to maintain lane control and a seat belt violation.   

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  • Ed Hastings

    This is happening at an alarming rate! Most of the dwi offenders are hispanic males, and so many without a license. Something needs to be done asap! This is happening in OUR community people, not on tv! Build the wall now!!!

    • Tony

      Yea building a wall in Texas will definitely stop dwi in n.c good one trumps stupid followers know it all lol

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  • Ed Hastings

    This is happening at an alarming rate! Most of the dwi offenders are hispanic males, and so many without a license. Something needs to be done asap! This is happening in OUR community people, not on tv! Build the wall now!!!

    • Tony

      Yea building a wall in Texas will definitely stop dwi in n.c good one trumps stupid followers know it all lol