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Suspected impaired driver hits Wilson police cruiser

Posted September 28, 2011

— A suspected impaired driver swerved across a road and hit a Wilson police cruiser head-on late Tuesday, police said.

Kenneth Ray Boykin swerved across the center turning lane of Ward Boulevard, near Drexel Street, around 11:45 p.m. and into the path of the oncoming police cruiser, police said. Officer Kolly Burritt swerved to the left, but Boykin's Hyundai Sonata hit the front, passenger side of the officer's Ford Victoria.

Both Boykin and Burritt suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Wilson Medical Center.

Boykin, of 1901 Lenoir Drive, Apt. E7, was charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and operating a vehicle with no insurance.

Burritt, who has been with Wilson police since 2000, was conducting a routine patrol before the wreck, police said.


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  • njacobs317 Sep 28, 2011

    Maybe they should start putting breathalizer monitors in all vehicles to keep vehicles from starting in the event some brave drunk tries to drive.

  • gnewsome1 Sep 28, 2011

    Anyone who drinks and drives deserves to be put in jail and have their license revoked forever. As long as liberal judges exist, drunk drivers will too.

  • LocalYokel Sep 28, 2011

    At least the bad driver only damaged the organization that is responsible for public safety. If the police don't like being hit by bad drivers, then the police can get them off the road.

  • robbyh Sep 28, 2011

    Another one for dumb crook news !!

  • cartman Sep 28, 2011

    Hit a police car while drunk???? He deserves jail time! And a smack upside the head!

  • Disabled Vet Sep 28, 2011

    Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed is he?

  • babedan Sep 28, 2011

    Stupid to be driving while impared to began with, but to do it and hit a police car. Well......