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Clayton police: Drunken driver caused wreck

Posted September 4, 2008 8:12 a.m. EDT

— A drunken driver caused a wreck on Highway 70 Wednesday night, injuring several people, according to Clayton police.

Francisco Nava-Mendosa, 35, of Raleigh, rear-ended a car with his pickup truck, police said. His truck overturned.

Nava-Mendosa had a passenger in the truck with him. The car he is accused of hitting had two people inside, police said.

All four people were taken to WakeMed and were expected to survive.

Police charged Nava-Mendosa with DWI, no operator’s license, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision and possession of an open container.