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Police: Raleigh driver crosses six lanes, crashes

Posted November 13, 2008

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— A wreck involving a drunken driver shut down part of South Saunders Street in Raleigh for three hours early Thursday.

Investigators said Andrew William Kraft II, of Raleigh, was drunk when he rear-ended another car on the Interstate 440 Beltline, veered off the highway and went down a hill by an overpass.

He crossed six lanes of South Saunders Street, officials said.

Crews had to cut Kraft out of the car. He was in critical condition at WakeMed.

Investigators charged Kraft with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and driving with a revoked license. More charges were possible, police said.


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  • Frank Downtown Nov 13, 2008

    should have his liscense revolked for years if not a decade!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 13, 2008

    BlackRob, do you mean the "Code of Hammurabi"? You want this stuff? Naw, you're pullin' ma leg. :-) Here's one law from Wikipedia. See if it doesn't sound like the old Witch Trials a little.

    "If any one bring an accusation against a man, and the accused go to the river and leap into the river, if he sink in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river prove that the accused is not guilty, and he escape unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser."

    Under that law, Michael Phelps would be...ahem...swimming in houses. Sorry. ;-)

  • whatelseisnew Nov 13, 2008

    LOck this guy up for a long long time.

  • hywilson Nov 13, 2008

    Thank God he didnt kill anyone. I totaly agree to the comments about the interlock system-on the FIRST offense! Too many people are killed each year b/c of this.

  • whocares Nov 13, 2008

    Anyone convicted of DWI should have the lock put on their car. I don't care if it is the first time, they are going to do it again. People that have a revoked license should be tracked to make sure that they do not get into an automobile and drive or at least put them in jail for one year, for first offense, 2 years for second, etc. Maybe they would learn, but I doubt it.

  • BlackRob Nov 13, 2008

    More stupid idiots drinking and driving - fortunately he didn't kill anyone. So calling a cab or sleeping on a couch continues to be less convenient than driving an automobile after excessively drinking, killing someone, and destroying innocent lives around you. We are too liberal in our punishment, time to enfore Hannorabi's code. See how many people drive drunk after that.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 13, 2008

    Thankful that he didn't kill or injure anyone else.

    People need to get a designated driver.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 13, 2008

    If he always wanted a convertible, he got it...but it may cost him his life. I'm glad that no one else was injured. Maybe they should also bill him for all the police time and resources used for his sorry but tocks?

  • kbo0801 Nov 13, 2008

    Why doesn't everyone that is accused of drinking and driving have that interlock system in their vehicles so if they are drunk they can not start the car? I am glad that he did not hurt someone else. We know that the innocent person usually get hurts.

  • GinkgoPhyta Nov 13, 2008

    Hmmmm...wonder why he had a revoked license. I am just glad that he didn't injury anyone else.

    People that drink and drive make me sick. It is just not worth it.