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Drunken driver blamed for I-40 wreck

Posted August 7, 2008
Updated August 8, 2008

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— Raleigh police say a drunken driver caused a wreck that closed down part of Interstate 40 for an hour and a half Thursday night.

Investigators say Eugene Gill, 35, of Apex, was driving west near Gorman Street when he crossed the median and hit another car.

That car then spun around and hit another car.

Gill's SUV flipped over. He suffered a broken ankle and some bruises, authorities said.

Crews took three people to the hospital. Everyone was expected to survive.

Authorities charged Gill with felony injury by motor vehicle, three miscellaneous traffic and moving violations, careless and reckless driving and crossing the median.

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  • Tazz Danger Aug 8, 2008

    I heard that the suspect was charged with DWI along with other traffic charges and felony injury by vehicle.

  • iron fist Aug 8, 2008

    I saw the news at noon they suspect the driver was drunk, can't charge someone until you have at least some evidence

  • workingforthosethatwont Aug 8, 2008

    If convicted, revoke his license for 5 years, 1 year in jail, auction the car and make him continue to pay for it if it's financed. No if and or buts.

  • mramorak Aug 8, 2008

    His life is about to change

  • doglover11 Aug 8, 2008

    When are authorities really going to buckle down and give drunk drivers more than a slap on the wrist?? I am so sick and tired of people driving drunk and hurting others. I think even the first offense should come with prison time. Nip it now!!!

  • YA RECKON Aug 8, 2008

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  • enoughsenough Aug 8, 2008

    He was probably uninsured as well.

  • CaptainSpleen Aug 8, 2008

    There's still time for DWI charges. He had a broken ankle, so it's not like they could give him a roadside sobriety test. Probably waiting for blood test results.

  • 3potato4 Aug 8, 2008

    Maybe they don't have the sobriety test results back yet to charge him with DWI and it will be added later.

  • Lit Aug 8, 2008

    "how come no charges for DWI?" -Dr DatacIerk

    That's exactly what I was getting ready to ask...in any case, hopefully the justice system will give this guy plenty of time to sober up in jail.

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