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Raleigh man faces DWI charge after pedestrian death

Posted September 20, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014

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— A 24-year-old man who police said hit and killed a man on Capital Boulevard Saturday night has been charged with driving while impaired.

Edwin Arturo Ramos, of 3501 Greywood Drive, was driving a 2005 Honda Accord when he hit Clarence Edward Hayes, police said.

Hayes was walking in a designated crosswalk near Brentwood Road at around 10 p.m. when he was hit.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Ramos, who was not injured, was also charged with DWI in 2010. His blood alcohol content was measured at .08, according to the arrest warrant.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Cruden said other charges are pending related to Hayes's death.

Ramos, who remained on the scene until police arrived, told officers that Hayes "came out of nowhere."


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  • Sara Hauser Sep 22, 2014
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    pehaps the fact that this driver was impaired did not help the situation, JWSawyer-why are you blaming the victim for not looking before crossing???

  • jwsawyer Sep 22, 2014

    The driver was in the wrong 100%. And the pedestrian was walking in a designated crosswalk. The only problem is: The crosswalk markings can't stop a vehicle from running you over. Even though the pedestrian was in a designated crosswalk, the crosswalk paint can not stop a vehicle from hitting you. A pedestrian MUST look both ways and make sure the traffic is clear or stopped before they walk out into a street. Superman will not swoop down and save you if you walk out in front of a moving vehicle in a designated crosswalk. Sure don't know why this is so hard to understand.

  • PanthersFan45 Sep 22, 2014

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    Excellent advice, I completely agree. I even wait for a driver to stop in a parking lot before I walk from the stor to my car ......... peopel these days seem to lack common courtesy (not all but many).

  • Tim Blanchard Sep 22, 2014
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    So sad this is the type of fella that Obama and Bush wanted to give amnesty to.

  • Tom Smith Sep 22, 2014
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    yes, i hear the new academy class is graduating with the basic BLET and their psychic certificates! they shall know before you do.....

  • babylaceycarpenter Sep 22, 2014

    "Ramos, who was not injured, was also charged with DWI in 2010."

    It says he was CHARGED with another DWI. It doesn't say he was convicted. Being that it was 4 years ago, has this not gone to trial? No plea? Bad reporting?

  • Red Sox Nation Sep 22, 2014

    A person - Unfortunately for you he still seems like a higher quality person than yourself.

  • Brian Jenkins Sep 22, 2014

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    You actually think cops stop crime? They respond to it. They do paperwork and "after the fact" work.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 22, 2014

    Don't ever cross the road where you depend on a car having to put on brakes to avoid hitting you. Pedestrian 101. Even at crosswalks I keep an eye on approaching traffic to make sure they are really stopping. If I don't seen an indication they are, I don't set foot in the crosswalk.

  • Tom Smith Sep 22, 2014
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    ruh roh. previous dui? here comes a 2nd degree murder charge.....