Woman faces DWI; Boyfriend appears at crash site–faces NC assault charges
A woman who is accused of crashing her car reportedly told authorities that her children had been ejected from the vehicle during the wreck. A North Carolina trooper found the car in the ditch along Grants Creek Road. Authorities reportedly searched the area surrounding the rollover car accident. The two children were not found anywhere near the scene.
Apparently the woman had been disoriented in the serious injury accident. Officials say that the children were located at the home of a relative of the car accident victim–the children reportedly were found safe.
The woman will be facing North Carolina drunk driving charges. Her boyfriend reportedly was also arrested. He arrived at the scene of the accident while emergency responders were attending to the accident victim. Law enforcement claims that the woman’s boyfriend appeared to be under the influence when he arrived. Officials claim that the man assaulted an emergency worker at the scene.
The woman who reportedly rolled her car into the ditch suffered serious injuries in the crash. Authorities say that her Ford Explorer rolled over several times in the ditch. She was flown to Vidant Medical Center with serious injuries, although the Jacksonville Daily News reports that the hospital said Monday that no patient was listed as of Monday under the accident victim’s name. Authorities say the reckless driving and DWI charges are pending for the woman.
Her boyfriend was charged Saturday in Onslow County, North Carolina, with assault-inflicting serious injury, according to the Jacksonville Daily News.
The accident was reported in Onslow County around 8:25 Saturday evening.
Source: Jacksonville Daily News, “Driver hospitalized, friend arrested following weekend wreck,” Amberly Pozzi, Sep. 10, 2012