CLAYTON – Just after 11:00am Saturday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol received reports from other drivers of an erratic driver on Cleveland Road. A trooper quickly got behind the vehicle and observed a potential driver under the influence.
The 19-year-old male driver was pulled over on Watkins Road, just off of Cleveland Road. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and taken to the Johnston County Jail where he registered a .12 on the Breathalyzer, well over the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08.
Troopers said they found 12 empty beer bottles on the front seat of his car, and at least 12 more unopened in a cooler inside the car. The beer bottles were lined up on the trunk of the driver’s car as evidence.
The 19 year-old faces charges for DWI, less than age 21 DWI, a lane control violation, no driver’s license and failure to stop for lights and siren. ALE agents also charged the young man with possession of alcohol and consuming alcohol under 21 years of age. The name of the driver was not immediately available.
now he’s in the system of fees and fines that get mismanaged and stolen by people you never met. If he’s a decent kid just being dumb he should get work detail instead of fines and if hes got a problem, get him sober and then make him work. dont pay any more money to these crooks . that’s not justice.
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