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Driver in Early Morning Accident Charged with DWI

Posted April 17, 2008

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— A one-vehicle wreck at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Clarendon Crescent Road early Thursday damaged a utility pole and detoured traffic.

According to the police report, Tony Garcia, of 410 Parnell Dr. in Raleigh, was westbound on New Bern when the car he was driving drifted off the road into a ditch, into the pole then rolled before coming to rest at the side of the road.

Garcia was charged with DWI, driving without a license, property damage and failure to report an accident.

As a result of the crash, inbound New Bern Avenue traffic was detoured. All lanes were reopened at about 3:45 p.m.


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  • FromClayton Apr 18, 2008

    i'm not claiming it is right spittin, but that is where my mind goes first. An illegal put my dad in the hospital for 3 days and because of that horrible personal experience, that is what I always think first. Hopefully, I can be proven wrong, but history has taught me otherwise. so yes, spanish sounding name means I think he COULD POSSIBLY be illegal. And I want it investigated ASAP to find out if he is or not. If he is deport him!

  • Spittin Dat Knowledge Apr 18, 2008

    Ahh so when someone has a spanish sounding last name someone should always question his legal status?

  • lovecarolinagutters Apr 17, 2008

    It was only by a stroke of luck that he did'nt commit murder. When folks drink and drive they endanger everyone in their path.

  • Just Once Apr 17, 2008

    If they had any form of identification it seems to me they would have had a drivers license. Or maybe he has several aliases and could not decide who to be last night.

  • djofraleigh Apr 17, 2008

    How is it an "accident" that a person drinks then drives, without a license, and wrecks....is that really an accident.

  • dianadarling Apr 17, 2008

    unc I am surprised your comment made it through

  • slick rick da troll whisperer Apr 17, 2008


  • UNC-Born-Bred Apr 17, 2008

    Wonder if he's even legal?

  • Fuquay Resident Apr 17, 2008

    I wonder if these 2 guys are legal? I know the driver wasn't a legal driver.

  • SaltlifeLady Apr 17, 2008

    dianadarling-- AMEN!!!!!!

    How long do we let this go on before someone admits its a huge problem and more needs to be done to stop it?