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Wake Forest Man Charged With DWI, Careless/Reckless Driving

Posted March 12, 2008

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— A Wake Forest man was charged with DWI and careless/reckless driving early Wednesday.

Jason Heath Fornes, 34, was driving about 75 mph on Interstate 540 when he either passed out or fell asleep, authorities said.

He drifted to the left side of the road, hit a cable divider and sheared two of his tires. His vehicle flipped, traveled 200 feet on its roof and came to rest in the median, authorities said.

Debris from Fornes’ vehicle hit an SUV traveling east, causing minimal damage to the SUV.

Fornes’ blood alcohol content was .20, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 28.

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  • mojokitty Mar 12, 2008

    All the could have / and might have's whatever .. Hope none of you ever get pulled over for anything you don't want the state of NC to know about and have it aired on the news the next morning for everyone to see ... I wonder how it would make you feel if it was someone in your family.. "shame is a good thing?" Better make sure your skeltons don't come out of your closet, you may have to live up to those words! Was he THE ONLY PERSON in NC last night that was drinking and driving? The ONLY one that the police pulled over? If only..

  • DarnYou Mar 12, 2008

    Why is this news today? What is different about this guy compared to the other DWIs issued this week?

  • whatelseisnew Mar 12, 2008

    It seems like a valid news story to me. I hope he gets whatever the maximum punishment is for the laws he has broken. He could easily have killed people out there.

  • just-wondering Mar 12, 2008

    Shame is a good thing!
    colliedave
    March 12, 2008 12:12 p.m

    Perhaps for the person who acted in this way but not his family. Why should they be faced with that on top of everything else. I think the point that was being made is that this happens everyday, everywhere and doesn't make the headlines. Why this time? And also why are we even able to comment?????

  • colliedave Mar 12, 2008

    Do they not think of the family of this person who woke up this morning to see this on the news? Not condoning it, but don't understand why this is headline news?? Before you judge this person, remember, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!

    Shame is a good thing!

  • colliedave Mar 12, 2008

    Is this his first offense? Or, is he a repeat offender?

  • mojokitty Mar 12, 2008

    Why is this news? Sadly people aer pulled over, wreck, etc. every day ..is it a slow news day? Do they not think of the family of this person who woke up this morning to see this on the news? Not condoning it, but don't understand why this is headline news?? Before you judge this person, remember, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones! What is apparant is that Alcohol is a legalized drug, you can't get "a little high" so how can you get "a little drunk" ?

  • Politically Honest NOT PC Mar 12, 2008

    Must be a slow day in the newsroom for this to make the headlines.

  • PraiseHim Mar 12, 2008

    Yeah, good thing no one was killed or seriously injured. I hope he gets help.

  • PikeMom4real Mar 12, 2008

    This dude was plastered! I am surprised someone was not killed!It's apparent this is something he is use to doing.Now slap him on the hand and send this nice fellow home!