Selma Police arrested a driver that crashed his girlfriend’s car on a slick, snowy street Thursday night.
Around 11:00pm, an officer was stationary monitoring traffic on Ricks Road when a 2000 Ford Mustang passed by without any illuminated headlights or taillights. The officer attempted to catch up to the car as it turned onto S. Raiford Street but momentarily lost sight.
Moments later the officer found the Mustang had spun out and struck a curb near the intersection of S. Raiford Street and Parrish Street. Police said the impact with the curb caused the wheel and tire assembly to separate from the Mustang and roll into the yard of a home at 822 S. Raiford Street striking a parked 2016 Dodge minivan.
The driver of the Mustang, Xavier Raoul Parker, 24, of Buffalo Road, Selma was outside the vehicle holding the interior rear view mirror in one hand and his cell phone in the other hand. He reportedly told police he had consumed only one drink before driving. Later, he registered 0.11 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of 0.08, police said.
Parker reportedly told officers, “I’m going back to prison now. I’m on parole and you’re going to arrest me and I’m going back to prison.” He was charged with driving while impaired and driving without a license. He was taken before a magistrate then confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
Damage to the Mustang was estimated at $1,000. The parked Dodge minivan sustained $500 in damage.