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Cary man charged with DUI, texting in I-40 wreck

Posted May 6, 2014

— A 31-year-old Cary man who was under the influence of alcohol and texting while driving was responsible for a wreck early Tuesday that shut down four lanes of Interstate 40 near Airport Boulevard, state Highway Patrol officials said. 

According to investigators, Damion Miller was driving his BMW sedan eastbound on I-40 when he swerved off the road and hit a service truck that was assisting a tractor-trailer that had stopped due to a flat tire.

The crash pushed the service truck into the back of the tractor-trailer, officials said. The driver of the service truck and tractor-trailer were not injured.

Miller was taken to WakeMed with minor injuries. He has been charged with DUI, texting while driving and failure to maintain a lane. 

Officials reopened all lanes of I-40 East at about 2 a.m.


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  • ny4life May 6, 2014

    I don't know how many accidents and/or deaths need to happen before they start having just as harsh a penalty for texting as they do for DUI. Negligence is negligence no matter how you look at it. They stigma associated with both offenses should be looked at the same. Anyone who disagrees should watch the documentary on Netflix called “From one moment to the next” that shows the reality of it all.

  • Glock07 May 6, 2014

    Awesome combination, drinking and texting. I hope he never gets his license back.

  • Naysayer May 6, 2014

    All I can say is "WOW".

  • Justin Case May 6, 2014
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    Isn't it ironic that 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' is so rarely bought by the ultimate driver?!

  • givemeabr8 May 6, 2014

    Revoking his license isn't going to do anything..they still drive.

  • Edward Levy May 6, 2014
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    lifetime revoked. dumb is dumb, this is a dangerous person. should never be on the road again except in a chain gang. Have him cleanup roads

  • Bobby Medlin May 6, 2014
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    He'll be back on the streets in no time. Drunk driving and texting at the same time He is special.

  • diana123 May 6, 2014

    oh boy, he has stepped in #2

  • 68_dodge_polara May 6, 2014

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    It's not just your imagination.


  • euimport1 May 6, 2014

    thought texting was a teenage thing