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Three hurt in Durham crash

Posted September 10, 2012

— Two motorists trying to fix their stalled vehicle were critically injured Sunday night when an alleged drunken driver crashed into them, authorities said.

The driver also was hurt.

Durham police said the accident happened about 11:30 p.m. on East Geer Street, near North Miami Boulevard.

Two men were trying to repair their sport-utility vehicle when the second car came up from behind and hit them. The men were taken to Duke Hospital with critical but non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the second car, Shavon M. Carlton, also was taken to Duke hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police said Carlton will be charged with driving while licensed revoked and driving while impaired when she is released from the hospital.

East Geer Street from North Miami Boulevard to Avondale Drive was closed temporarily.


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  • Just Plain Common Sense Sep 10, 2012

    I was behind a DISTRACTED driver yesterday. Worse driving than any drunk I have ever seen. Do you want him put in jail for a long time, too!? Seriously, fine them out the gazoots, publish their pictures in thepaper, make them give a public speech in defense of safety, and move on. More than 3 DUI in 3 years, license revoked for 5 years. Insurance not available. If any during the 3 years, license revoked for 10 years. Additional? Every weekend community service cleaning roads, under overpasses, grave yards, bus stations for 26 weeks. After that, if they have any drunkenness left in them, put them in involuntary commitment for drug treatment/mental health for 30 to 90 days, depending on the psychologist recommendation. CANT PUT PEOPLE IN JAIL INDEFINITELY...THE CYCLE REPEATS. TREAT IT AGGRESSIVELY.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Sep 10, 2012

    Easy fix! Call it BRENDA's TEST. In every vehicle, install a device that measures alcohol as soon as the car is started. Before it can be placed in gear, the test must be administered (yes, to everybody) to the driver, and if you pass, the car and you go about your merry way. If not, you are just frustrated and leave everybody else safe. Oh, if you cant drive, don't ride a bike. Bad idea. By the way, dont eat and text and drive. Also bad ideas. How about this? Just drive!!!!!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    The courts also should take her license away from her and put her in jail for a long while.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    an alleged drunken driver crashed into them

    Why do people drink and think they can get behind a wheel and drive? The courts need to tighten up on all DUI's for the purpose of saving lives on the roads and highways.

  • doggypoos Sep 10, 2012

    So basically the ones that got hit are also stuck with a high hospital bill, cost to fix their car, and time out of work because this woman decided she can still drive while being revoked for a past charge. We all know she does not have car insurance so the victims are bad off by her bad choices.

  • gnewsome1 Sep 10, 2012

    Hope she goes straight from the hospital to jail. I have no sympathy whatsoever for someone who deliberately places the lives of others in jeopardy and then keeps their license to drive to work.