Speeding Driver Arrested For DWI, Police Say

A driver stopped for speeding Friday morning on S. Brightleaf Boulevard was arrested for driving while impaired.

At 12:11am, a Smithfield police officer spotted a car speeding 74mph in a 45mph zone on Brightleaf near Packing Plant Road.

The officer stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, Charles Riley Jr., 54, of Joyner Bridge Road, Four Oaks for speeding and DWI.  Police Chief Keith Powell said Riley registered 0.14 on the Breathalyzer, above the legal limit of 0.08.  Riley was released on a $1,000 bond pending a Jan. 23, 2019 court appearance.