Two charged after car overturns on I-40 in Johnston County
Posted September 25, 2011
Smithfield, N.C. — Two men were injured when their car overturned on Interstate 40 westbound near the North Carolina Highway 210 exit in Johnston County Saturday afternoon, according to the state Highway Patrol.
The driver, Michael Boyce, 26, of Lawrence, was charged with driving while impaired and possession of marijuana. Troopers said he was impaired from taking prescription medication. His passenger, Jimmy Brown, 24, was charged with aiding and abetting because his mother owns the car Boyce was driving, troopers said.
Boyce and Brown's injuries were minor, troopers said.
The wreck, which happened shortly before 2:30 p.m., caused heavy traffic backups in the area. All lanes of traffic had to be closed for about 10 minutes while authorities brought in a wrecker.