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Driver charged with plowing through Raleigh playground

Posted April 20, 2015

Charles Thomas Mapp

— A man has been charged with driving through a school playground near Raleigh.

Charles Thomas Mapp, 39, of 160 Gaslight Creek, was charged with injury to real property and hit-and-run leaving the scene of property damage.

Police said a Ford pickup was southbound on South Boylan Avenue at about 3 a.m. Sunday struck a parked vehicle on the right side of the street, and the driver over-corrected and ran off the left side of the road through the playground at Project Enlightenment, at 501 S. Boylan Ave.


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  • Jeff Abbott Apr 20, 2015
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    This guy looks like a poor man's Dennis Rodman.

  • Michael Hunt Apr 20, 2015
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    Agreed. Totally smart of him to drive off IF he was under the influence...

  • Rita Williams Apr 20, 2015
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    Are the charges just wrong? Was he drinking? What's the real story here?
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    That's probably why he left the scene. Now they can't charge him with DUI :(

  • Alexia Proper Apr 20, 2015
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    The article reads as though this was purely an accident, though the title of the article makes it sound as if it was deliberate. And he was charged under NC GS 14-127, which suggests willful intent to damage property, and NC GS 2-166(A), which suggests he hit a person (as that whole section relates to injury to people).

    Are the charges just wrong? Was he drinking? What's the real story here?