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Troopers: Wendell woman fell asleep at the wheel

Posted November 25, 2009

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— Troopers charged a Wendell woman with reckless driving early Wednesday after she fell asleep and crashed her car in Raleigh.

Janita Byrd-Moody, 37, drove off Barwell Road and hit an embankment near Shirley Street around 12:30 a.m., authorities said.

She was taken to a nearby hospital and was expected to be OK, troopers said. No other information was released.

Troopers: Wendell woman fell asleep at the wheel Troopers: Wendell woman fell asleep at the wheel

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  • boingc Nov 25, 2009

    "Why give her a ticket?"

    Uh, why do you get a speeding ticket when you don't hit anybody? She got a ticket because she was driving when she shouldn't have been (too tired) which is reckless. She could have easily hurt or killed someone, and that's why she has been charged (and rightfully so).

  • concerncitizen Nov 25, 2009

    Good points, but I'm still puzzled. Why give her a ticket? The only damaged was her car, wasn't that enough punishment?

  • suckafree23 Nov 25, 2009

    I work in insurance at one of the largest companies in NC, she will not loose her insurance nor will no one insure her. It is a law in NC, no insurance company can deny you liability insurance. Second off she got lucky no one else was involved. She could have killed her self and others. She should be charged. Don't drive when you are that tired.

  • commandokidd Nov 25, 2009

    "Why was she charged with a violation? She did not intentionally do something wrong"

    Read again, She fell ASLEEP at the WHEEL. Fatigued drivers are "almost" as bad as drunk drivers. She's just lucky she didnt kill anybody.

  • topkat1258two Nov 25, 2009

    Why was she charged with a violation? She did not intentionally do something wrong [such as running a redlight or speeding thereby causing an collision] and no one else was involved, it was what used to be called an ACCIDENT.

  • Sidekick Nov 25, 2009

    Now she will need to get a second job to pay for her auto insurance, if she can find a company to insure her.