Car crashes into North Carolina home, driver accused of DWI
A 53-year-old Morganton woman apparently lost control of her silver station wagon while changing the music on her CD player Wednesday in Morganton. The woman was driving near an intersection that neighbors say is the site of far too many car accidents. Neighbors apparently have been trying for years to get lights or signs at the intersection to reduce the number of accidents at the location.
The driver reportedly says she does not know what happened next. The woman’s silver Volvo apparently meandered down an embankment along the road and slammed into a home. The homeowner says it the second time his home has been hit by a car. The Volvo in Wednesday’s accident crashed through a brick wall and wound up in the basement of the home.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that the driver, who just crashed through a wall, stumbled from the vehicle and at one point fell down after the crash. She is now facing serious North Carolina driving while impaired charges.
Authorities say the woman had seen her doctor earlier on Wednesday before the accident. She received a prescription that morning for muscle relaxants. Law enforcement confiscated the woman’s prescription bottles and believes she was driving under the influence of prescription medication. She apparently provided a blood sample, but blood test results usually take a long period of time before the toxicology tests can be performed.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol reportedly charged the woman with DWI and reckless driving. No injuries were reported in the car accident.
Source: Morganton News Herald, “Driver crashes into home, charged with DWI,” Matthew Hensley, Feb. 1, 2012