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More charges filed in fatal Raleigh wreck

Posted December 22, 2011

— Police filed more charges Thursday in connection with an early Sunday wreck that killed a man in north Raleigh.

Police said that Elizabeth Lorene Stevens, 20, was southbound on Lead Mine Road when her 2004 Jeep collided with a 2008 Hyundai sedan traveling east on Lynn Road.

The driver of the Hyundai, 32-year-old Dewahn Ahmad Tyler, died of his injuries at WakeMed.

Stevens, who was one day short of her 21st birthday, was initially charged with driving while impaired and underage driving while impaired.

Police have added charges of felony death by vehicle, failure to stop for a red light and speeding against her.


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  • luxurytravel Dec 23, 2011

    Raymond Cook will probably serve 2 years or less for drinking and driving, and directly causing the death of an innocent person. We can all rant and rave here, but the long and short of this is that the LAW stinks, and these habitual drunk drivers walk away (ALIVE) with a slap on the wrist.

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Dec 23, 2011

    MIKE H - I Agree.

  • Bill of Rights Dec 23, 2011

    I still maintain that people who take someone's life while drunk driving should be charged with second degree murder and, if convicted, be sentenced accordingly. There's absolutely no excuse for this. Prayers for the family dealing with this tragic loss this holiday season.

  • FE Dec 23, 2011

    "Bet her parents are proud of how she was raised."

    ESPECIALLY when the civil lawsuits start arriving....

  • wahaka63 Dec 23, 2011

    Bet her parents are proud of how she was raised.

  • LocalYokel Dec 23, 2011

    Charges were filed after this bad driver killed someone therefore Elizabeth Lorene Stevens must not be a police officer, politician, or fireman.

  • Bill of Rights Dec 23, 2011

    goodnessgracious: Lew Rockwell's argument against DHI charges is that it deals in probabilities. By that measure, the majority of our laws would need to be stricken off our books. His logic is flawed; anyone with a freshman critical thinking course can see that.

  • chowchowmom Dec 23, 2011

    Wow four times the legal limit on her Blood Alcohol Level and two times she failed to appear in court for speeding now they release that she failed to appear for an underage drinking ticket in Novemeber. Bet she heads to rehab right after Christmas!

  • EverythingTicksMeOff Dec 23, 2011

    dlnorri, the problem with the "remove all laws and require 100% accountability" argument is that people get hurt and holding the perp's 100% accountable doesn't change what they did. Besides there is no law that says you can't have a blood alcohol level of .32. The law says you just can't drive when it is. Your approach says it is perfectly legal to do anything you want as long as you don't get caught. Wrong, wrong, wrong....

  • dlnorri Dec 23, 2011

    "I urge you to read this if you are now foaming at the mouth".

    There are some huge holes in his argument as regards to current law and the constitution.... However he is on the right path... I have long advocated removing all 'consumtion' laws and limits... alchohol, drugs, age, tobacco etc. However, apply 100% self responsibility; if you cause problems... accidents, urinating on someones yard, fighting, stealing, not paying your bills, not feeding your kids--- removal from society, 5 years first offense in an isolated prison farm to grow your own food and to think about your ability to "consume" adverse substances, 10 years second offense, and life on the third offense. The problem now is the laws make smoking, drinking, and drug use some right of passage instead of just plain stupidity, and we treat the abuse as a 'disorder' or 'disease', insead of just plain stupidity. If people with to consume, and abuse that