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Wreck tosses car upright against utility pole

Posted October 22, 2009

— A man was charged with driving while impaired after a single-vehicle wreck ended with his car standing upright on its up bumper leaning against a utility pole Thursday, said Raleigh police

Police said Andrew Bennett Keasler, 27, was going north on Wake Forest Road, near Ronald Drive, when the wreck occurred shortly before 1 a.m.

In addition to DWI, Keasler was charged with hit-and-run and careless and reckless driving. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Wake Forest Road was closed for several hours while crews cleaned the scene.


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  • NC Reader Oct 22, 2009

    Thank goodness he was arrested before he killed someone.

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 22, 2009

    Looks to me like he might have had a rock or something stuck between the treads and he was simply trying to floss!!

  • Professor Oct 22, 2009

    Obviously drunk driving is no laughing matter but that photo is pretty cool!

    It is not funny. Certainly if a life or his had been taken. THINK!

  • Jakester Oct 22, 2009

    He probably couldn't do that again if he tried. Loved the other comments, they are funny especially the new olympic event. :)

  • Justin T. Oct 22, 2009

    New olympic event: Drunk driver pole vaulting.

  • Diabolical Oct 22, 2009

    Now that's one way to park if you can't find a parking spot. ;p Ahh, I remember doing that to my fiero, when the snow plows made mountains in my driveway in NY. Came home from work about 3AM and did like 90MPH (J/K) trying to get in my driveway and had all four wheels off the ground. Went in, woke up my x husband and said "Honey I have a problem and it's outside. Can you please take care of it for me." Took him 6 hours to shovel the snow underneath the car just to get it down. HAHA And I'm in staying warm. I know he wanted to kill me that day.

  • Professor Oct 22, 2009

    I thank God no one was hut or killed. The young man should have his license revoked for 5 years and have to take a class concerning DUI.

  • ConcernedNCC Oct 22, 2009

    When I was younger, I saw an accident that was very interesting. It was in a residential neighborhood and a car had done the following: It came around the corner as it tried to turn, leaving a skidmark from the start of the curve to the yard across from it (about 100 feet). The skid continued for about 75 feet thru the yard until the car went off a three foot dropoff. The airborn car cut a 4 inch diameter tree in half and clipped a 6" tree, cutting halfway thru it. The car bounced on the ground and went again airborn and off a 5' wall, landing perfectly on top of the two cars parked in the next driveway. None of the cars had any apparent damage until they were pulled apart by a wench. There were two amazing things in this accident: 1)None of the 4 teens in the car were injured and 2) they swore that they were going 25 mph when they began their turn. This accident is pretty amazing, too.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Oct 22, 2009

    Obviously drunk driving is no laughing matter but that photo is pretty cool!

  • archmaker Oct 22, 2009

    apparently someone learned nothing from the drunk plastic surgeon who took out the ballerina