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Driver Charged With DWI After Crash

Posted February 23, 2008

— Alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that left a 19-year-old hospitalized, state troopers said.

Jose Espino, of Newton Grove, was driving north on U.S. Highway 701, near Flowers Drive, in Johnston County around 6 a.m.

His 1995 Jeep ran off the left side of the road and struck a culvert, troopers said. The Jeep flipped three times before coming to a stop upside down.

Espino was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. He was listed in fair condition Saturday.

Troopers charged Espino with driving while impaired.


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  • piratepeople Feb 25, 2008

    how about a charge for underage drinking,too??

  • Tolip Feb 25, 2008

    Praying that he had valid insurance so that taxpayers don't have to foot the bill for his STUPIDITY.

  • Adelinthe Feb 25, 2008

    Praying for him to heal and to get a clue - you don't drink and drive.

    Praying for him to come to a realization that this was his lucky warning.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB