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Man seriously injured in wreck, charged with DWI

Posted March 14, 2009

— A Goldsboro man who was seriously injured in a wreck early Saturday faces charges of driving while impaired.

State troopers said that Jose Fonseca, 24, of Goldsboro, was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on Wayne Memorial Drive, about three miles north of Goldsboro, around 4 a.m. Fonseca was ejected from the vehicle.

Fonseca was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. His injuries are serious enough that they might cause paralysis, troopers said. He was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

Investigators said that alcohol and speed were factors in the wreck.

Troopers charged Fonseca with DWI, driving without an operator's license, reckless driving and a seat-belt violation.

Fonseca has a previous conviction for DWI in Wayne County from 2005, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • Piny tek Mar 17, 2009

    What's new!

  • ifcdirector Mar 17, 2009

    Yes. I am sure he is "of Goldsboro." Wouldn't it be great to return to the days when the media actually did a little more digging on stories other than retyping whatever vague information is uttered to them by the police?

  • FromClayton Mar 17, 2009

    oh well. at least he did not hurt anyone else.

  • LocalYokel Mar 17, 2009

    at least Mr Irresponsible's injuries were restricted to himself this time.

  • ibbott41 Mar 16, 2009

    Another one????? But we are going to keep this one and pay for his medical bill for ever. Enough is enough.