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Bicyclists hit near Knightdale; driver charged with DWI

Posted August 18, 2008
Updated August 19, 2008

— Two bicyclists were hit by a truck driven by a drunken driver Monday evening near Knightdale, the Highway Patrol said.

It happened at about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Rolesville and Todd roads.

The bicyclists were taken to WakeMed.

Troopers withheld the victims' names and conditions.

Jeffrey Lynn Price, 6708 Bethany Church Road in Wendell, was charged with driving while impaired. He was also driving with a revoked license because of a prior DWI, troopers said.

He was also charged with failure to decrease speed to avoid a collision.

Troopers were deciding whether to also charge Price with hit-and-run since he left the scene and went home, according to the magistrate's office.

His court date is set for Sept. 17. Price is out of jail on custody release, officials said.


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  • mcwent Aug 19, 2008

    I know Mr. Price and this does not surprise me at all. Not the first time he's been in trouble and will not be the last. Some people just never learn. He should proabaly still be in prison for other scruffs with the law, But NO the liberals must turn him back out. WHERE DOES IT STOP?????

  • thefensk Aug 19, 2008

    "When is this going to stop?"

    Well, consider that this DWI story only has 25 posts when I am posting. If the guy had a more Spanish sounding name there would likely be 225 posts. Now a lot of posters are very concerned with that legal issue and rightly so, but why are these same posters not sounding out on this legal issue?

    I have to say the same thing here to the people who were complaining about bicyclists. This case happened to involved cyclists. Yes, many cyclists are irritating and do not follow proper procedures. They overshadow the majority who do, you just don't notice the good ones as much.

    But this story is about a DWI repeat offender. Period. Cyclists were involved this time, but it might have just as easily been kids at a bus stop, or a car full of people on their way to church.

    We can't deport citizens, but in the case of DWI, I wish we could.

  • pebbles262004 Aug 19, 2008

    local know it all " It best be so nice to be so prefectttttttttt...........

  • teacher-mom Aug 19, 2008

    I wonder how many DWIs he has. He will not stop until he goes to prison or someone dies. Which will happen first?

  • ShareTheRoad Aug 19, 2008

    thank you wa4mjf :) it should be this simple for everyone!

  • RonnieR Aug 19, 2008

    I came upon a couple of bike riders just North of the location this morning. I just slowed down to their speed and kept a distance of several car lengths behind them and enjoyed the view. No need to be in such a hurry all the time!

  • disco2drivin Aug 19, 2008

    make that 2 votes

  • hkypky Aug 19, 2008

    work4rmhomemom: As an avid car driver, I am no less scared each and every time there is a report of a DWI case, let alone, by a repeat offender.

    It also ranks right up there with those who believe that "we are all human, make mistakes, etc., etc. and therefore have no right to call for (more) punishment of those who are convicted.

  • Rolling Along Aug 19, 2008

    Driving drunk and no license is illegal...period. Driving is a privilege but is seldom treated as one. Until the society and the courts put a stop to it, the carnage is going to continue.

  • ShareTheRoad Aug 19, 2008

    the beltline isn't a very safe place to drive cars either, but i don't see you all rambling about that every time there is a vehicle accident on the highway. people on bikes have rights to use non-highway roads. get used to it, get over it. DRUNK DRIVERS DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ON ANY ROAD!...especially ones with already-revoked licenses.