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Authorities: Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Crash

Posted February 21, 2008

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A man driving a Mercedes south on Ebenezer Church Road Thursday morning died after he ran off the road and hit a utility pole and raised sewer-access manhole, state troopers said.

Alcohol was involved in the fatal crash that killed Robert Holleman Jr., 67, from Raleigh, authorities said. He died a short time after the crash.


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  • CarolinaGirl25 Feb 21, 2008

    It would be so nice if people would realize that drinking and driving do not mix. If you are drinking even if its just one find a D.D. No matter how much speaching you do I don't think anything will work. I'm a party girl, I love to go out with my friends and have a good time when I get the chance to. We ALWAYS have a DD. My best friend was injured by a drunk driver 3 years ago, its so sad that some folks just dont care about the others they are endangering by getting behind that wheel after drinking.

  • abbync2001 Feb 21, 2008

    That's a dangerous road to drive when one is sober!

  • Rolling Along Feb 21, 2008

    It is going to require social change...you can't legislate morality or common sense...

  • Sandollar Feb 21, 2008

    More and more emphasis is being put on the dangers of drinking and driving. Thirty years ago it seemed to be OK to drink and drive. Since then people have been alerted to how many innocent men, women and children have died or been impaired from drinking and driving. More tickets are given now. Maybe not as many tickets as should be. When will people learn that drinking and driving causes DEATH. Sorry for the man's relatives.