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Wayne County Attorney charged with DWI in Raleigh

Posted April 21

According to arrest warrants, Edwin Brownrigg Parker, of Goldsboro, was driving drunk near the Wake County Justice Center.
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— A 72-year-old who serves as the county attorney in Wayne County was arrested in Raleigh Wednesday and charged with driving while impaired.

According to arrest warrants, Edwin Brownrigg Parker, of Goldsboro, was driving drunk near the Wake County Justice Center and struck a metal entrance gate leading to the Wake County Courthouse parking lot.

Authorities said Parker’s blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest was 0.20, which is more than twice the level at which a driver is considered impaired in North Carolina. He was taken into custody at the corner of McDowell Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Parker has served as county attorney in Wayne County for 30 years. He was released on a $1,000 bond and will make a court appearance May 27.

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  • Josha Barton Apr 27, 9:55 a.m.
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    I wonder if he will need a lawyer, or represent himself. I was very surprised to read that he took a breathalyzer willingly. He was probably too drunk to remember not to give self incriminating evidence.

  • Josha Barton Apr 27, 9:53 a.m.
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    I wonder if he'll need a lawyer or will he represent himself. I was very surprised that he took the breathalyzer,he was probably too drunk to remember that he shouldn't give them incriminating evidence against his person.

  • Janet Ghumri Apr 21, 5:43 p.m.
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    His mug wasn't posted in the Wake Arrests for yesterday, hmmm? I wonder how he avoided that little exposure? I really do hope that it wasn't in the middle of the day when he was driving with a snoot full. That's a heavy traffic area, and he could have hurt more than his drunken self

  • Fanny Chmelar Apr 21, 3:11 p.m.
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    Hmmm. Presbyterians generally think that although alcohol is not a sin, getting drunk is. Not a great example from an an elder in the First Presbyterian Church.

    I hope he finds medical and spiritual healing. He clearly tries to do good by working pro bono with the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society.

  • Scott Householder Apr 21, 3:06 p.m.
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    Watch closely and you will see the Justice system in action. This case will fall between the proverbial cracks, or get lost, or tossed out on a technicality, you get the idea. It'll disappear, like it never even happened....the good 'ol boy network is in full force!

  • Robert Fotch Jr Apr 21, 2:39 p.m.
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    I see this case getting tossed.

  • Sara Hauser Apr 21, 1:13 p.m.
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    time to retire

  • Lance Boyle Apr 21, 1:06 p.m.
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    book em danno