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Woman struck by car in Garner

Posted May 22, 2014

Mugshot of James Edward Evans.

— A woman was hit by a car Thursday morning as she stood at a shopping center entrance in Garner, police said.

Jessica Lynn Watson, 25, of Garner, was holding an advertising sign for a nail salon in the shopping center when she was struck by a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Watson was taken to WakeMed Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Garner police said. A passenger in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

The driver, James Edward Evans, 59, of Raleigh, was charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving.


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  • Hippy_mom May 23, 2014

    Given he was charged with driving while impaired on a Thursday "morning" this guy probably has some ignored the law on more than one occasion and likely will again.

  • iopsyc May 23, 2014

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    Based on his record, this was bound to happen. He has served a couple of short sentences, but obviously not enough to prevent him from repeating his behavior. Given his record, I have doubts that revoking his license would keep him off the road.

  • Itsmyopinion67 May 23, 2014

    Hope she gets better soon! Hope this guy never drives again.