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Drunk Driving Charge Filed In Fatal Fayetteville Wreck

Posted September 20, 2006

— Police believe a fatal accident in Fayetteville may have been caused by a drunken driver.

The accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Skibo Road and McPherson Church Road.

Police said a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Cleo Joyner, of Thelbert Drive, struck a PT Cruiser driven by 34-year-old Alfred Hill, of Sawtooth Lane. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Joyner and the passenger in his car, 20-year-old Dimitri Summers, fled from the scene. Officers apprehended them a short time later.

Investigators said Joyner's vehicle ran a red light, causing the accident. Joyner has been charged with driving while intoxicated and a stoplight violation.


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