A Raleigh woman has the dubious distinction of receiving the first DWI charge by Johnston County deputies in 2017.
Around 2:30am New Year’s morning, a deputy was on patrol on Highway 210 near Hilltop Road west of Smithfield and stopped a 2007 Chevy. Authorities said the driver, Leigh Anne Finch, 34, was impaired. Finch registered 0.10 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of 0.08.
She was charged with driving while impaired and released from custody pending a court appearance.