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Raleigh man charged after crashing car into vacant house

Posted November 8, 2011

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— A Raleigh man was charged Monday with hit and run and felony speeding to elude after crashing a car into a vacant house just before midnight. 

Police say Mortimer Jason Clark, 21, crashed his car into a house near the intersection of East Cabarrus and Alston Streets and then fled the scene.

The car went through the foundation of the house and knocked out supports for the porch. Power crews cut power to the house and were checking with a building inspector to determine if the house would collapse once the car was removed. 

Clark, who sustained minor injuries, turned himself in early Tuesday and was charged with hit and run, felony speeding to elude and resist, delay and obstruct. 

No other information about the cause of the wreck was available. 

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  • philster Nov 8, 2011

    This is a criminal and nothing more! Cadillac, no job and running from the cops in an area known for drugs? HMM! Sounds like someone who was raised with there hand out instead of EARNING a living like decent normal folks (the ones who pay for the hand-outs)! Give him jail time!!!

  • kikinc Nov 8, 2011

    I'm sure the fact he has a criminal record doesn't help his job prospects, either.

  • jetskichic688 Nov 8, 2011

    goodnessgracious2- You are just as guilty of "racism" if that is going to be the card you pull. The 21 year old is driving around SE Raleigh, evading from the cops, and obviously intoxicated. He is not looking for a job or going to school. He has made his own decision and it is NOT the rest of population's (no matter the race) fault. Just basing off of what happens in that side of town, he was probably looking for drugs and up to no good. Like I said before, it is HIS decision. The white race did not twist his arm and tell him that he needs to go drive intoxicated and evade the cops and run into the house. Stereotypes exist because people create them.

  • godnessgracious2 Nov 8, 2011

    If anybody is getting screwed here, it's me and the epople that have to look at this mess from the neighborhood.

    For sure, I hope that you can swiftly recover the losses caused by this tortfeasor.

  • working for deadbeats Nov 8, 2011

    pteentm, I am also a landlord and I can't see it being profitable or worth the trouble having a rental down there.

  • pteentm Nov 8, 2011

    I own this house and the story sounds like it was abandoned. I spent $3,000.00 having it fixed up from the last tenant and the HVAC guy was there this morning to rep-lace the copper from the HVAC unit that was stolen. Another $900.00! When I gought this house a few years ago, I put $30,000 into it to make it a nice ho9me for someone. If anybody is getting screwed here, it's me and the epople that have to look at this mess from the neighborhood.

  • farm Nov 8, 2011

    "This is fun for me; making people think harder, making people squirm a little."

    You must be miserable and bored.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Nov 8, 2011

    ... furthermore... you're beliefs and reasonings are the reason some people don't want to try and "MAKE/EARN a living" people like you are holding your own back, people like you have brainwashed your own into believing that they are OWED something and getting it for nothing... Keep spewing the hate and you will not hurt anyone but your own...

  • Coach K is still GREAT Nov 8, 2011

    Usually. I write it and then if I have time, I read it. What double standard are you refering too? I'm sure I have at least a few, but I am able to admit that. Once you do admit that, just being aware makes the issue dissapate. I might come off as a bit polemical, but I don't really have any reason not to be. This is fun for me; making people think harder, making people squirm a little. A few might become uncomfortable, but it's all for the betterment of society I feel.
    godnessgracious2
    November 8, 2011 2:34 p.m.
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    So what you're saying is that it's ok for you to have a double standard, but anyone who "supposedly" has one is considered a racist... Ok, I think I understand...
    Have you ever heard the term... Pot, meet kettle,you are unbelievable... the reason racism is so strong and still exists TODAY... is b/c of people like you. It's time to let go of... well... whatever is bothering you and move forward in life.

  • godnessgracious2 Nov 8, 2011

    Do you even read what you post?

    Usually. I write it and then if I have time, I read it. What double standard are you refering too? I'm sure I have at least a few, but I am able to admit that. Once you do admit that, just being aware makes the issue dissapate. I might come off as a bit polemical, but I don't really have any reason not to be. This is fun for me; making people think harder, making people squirm a little. A few might become uncomfortable, but it's all for the betterment of society I feel.

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