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Man charged with DWI in Granville County tractor-trailer crash

Posted April 24, 2015
Updated April 25, 2015

— A Stokes County man was charged with DWI and commercial DWI Friday evening after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed on N.C. Highway 56 in Granville County.

According to authorities, Jack Watts, of King, was driving west on N.C. Highway 56 at about 6 p.m. when he ran off the roadway. The truck then struck a mailbox, traveled down an embankment, struck a utility pole and overturned.

The trailer was carrying 1,000 gallons of fuel, authorities said. The fuel did not spill.

Watts was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, investigators said.

The road was closed Friday night following the crash.

No additional information was immediately available.

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  • Frank Autry-Lisa Bailey Apr 25, 2015
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    My children where in the on coming car as this truck wrecked. My 18 year old graduating from high school, her 22 yr old boy friend and my 13 year old son who is about to start high school. They saw it happen and helped the driver out to safety. The devastation and heartache this man could have caused. He was driving instant death if not driven correctly and how sad he chose to drink while driving. I am extremely thankful to God for protecting my kids and also for looking out for the driver.