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Durham man charged with DWI, possessing cocaine after crash

Posted June 11, 2009

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— Police charged a Durham man with DWI and possession of cocaine after he crashed a car Wednesday night.

Alvis Rosser, 29, of 5224 Penrith Apt. K, was driving a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice classic north on Fayetteville Street near Brant street when he drove off the road to the right and struck a utility pole, police said.

He was taken to Duke emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Officer D.D. Frey II at 560-4935 ext. 29411 or Crime Stoppers at 683-1200.


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  • whatelseisnew Jun 11, 2009

    "possessing cocaine after crash" how exactly does that work? wouldn't you have it before the crash if you were going to be charged?? - I represent this gentleman. He has been falsely accused. He was not DUI, a bug flew into his eye, causing him to react in a way that he ran into the pole. The cocaine fell from the pole into his vehicle. Geez you would think the police would know these things happen every day.

  • Thought Criminal WS Jun 11, 2009

    "Whites from affluent suburbs are permitted to drive while under the influence?"

    "I suspect that this was your way of sliding in a racist comment without it being detected by WRAL"

    And just what is that then?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 11, 2009

    68_polara, good advice, but that's on NCCU campus.

    meh2, the only apt bldgs right there are dorms. (according to NCCU's site) And, I just "walked" around the campus a little with google's street view software...it looks pretty nice. :-)

  • meh2 Jun 11, 2009

    Interesting response, seankelly - I did not mention anything about race, and yet you went off on a rant.

    And the crux of your argument is - hey, look over there - someone else did something wrong. Nice, but irrelevant.

    Keep rationalizing and justifying and excusing, but pay attention to the facts.

  • seankelly15 Jun 11, 2009

    meh2 - So, what is your point? Whites from affluent suburbs are permitted to drive while under the influence? If you are under the influence of ANY drug (alcohol, illegal drugs, over the counter medications or prescription medications) then that may be the proximal cause of the wreck - not where they live. I suspect that this was your way of sliding in a racist comment without it being detected by WRAL. Not everyone on Section 8 is Black or Hispanic.

  • mjlt3 Jun 11, 2009

    Sad, he could have killed some innocent person if NOT himself. Maybe someone will get him some help!!

  • 68_polara Jun 11, 2009

    hereandnow99, I suggest you don't drive through there at night for starters.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 11, 2009

    meh2, we already know that the poorer people are (at least here in the land-of-plenty), the more likely they will commit a crime. So, what do you suggest?...to people who may not even be able to read.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 11, 2009

    As Bill Cosby used to say...

    I was just driving down the road and this tree jumped out and bit my car!


  • meh2 Jun 11, 2009

    That is a section 8 apartment complex. The residents are responsible for a crime wave in that area.