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Driver charged after youth thrown from pickup

Posted August 31, 2009

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— A driver has been charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving after a passenger was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck late Friday, police said Monday.

A juvenile was found lying in the middle of Onyx Lane in the Emerald Point subdivision at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, police said. The juvenile was taken to WakeMed and was listed in critical condition Monday, police said.

Police said they were withholding the names of the driver, the victim and two others in the pickup at the time of the incident because they are all juveniles.

The incident remains under investigation.

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  • suckafree23 Sep 1, 2009

    Have you been in the neighborhood? You can start with the parents, then blame the kids.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Sep 1, 2009

    Don't forget to blame the teen, too!

  • suckafree23 Sep 1, 2009

    The problem here is not NC laws, It's parents letting there drunk child drive around the hood with other kids in the back of a truck. Blame the parents. People need to wake up and realize you need to raise your own child.................

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Sep 1, 2009

    I remember riding in the back of a pickup and the driver deciding to drive all crazy.

    The problem here is not that someone road in the back of a pickup, its that someone was driving while impaired and wrecklessly.

  • in2horses Sep 1, 2009

    Seat belt tickets is a way for nc to make money,,, nc is soooo broke!

  • NCPictures Sep 1, 2009

    Only in North Carolina can you get a ticket for not wearing a seat belt, yet ride free in the bed of a pickup. Can SOMEONE explain to me how that can be?

  • IzzMad2016 Aug 31, 2009

    People and pets have no business riding in the bed of a pick up truck......ever.