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Driver faces DWI charge after car submerged in creek

State troopers say that a 19-year-old man whose car got submerged in a creek had an open container of alcohol and was driving while impaired.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State troopers said a 19-year-old man whose car got submerged in a creek had an open container of alcohol and was driving while impaired.

Trooper C.S. Baker said James Thomas Rose hit a stop sign at Buffaloe Road and Charleston Park Drive around 8 a.m. and then continued driving east along Buffaloe.

About a mile-and-a-half down the road, Rose lost control of his vehicle and went into creek, Baker said.

Rose was not injured in the crash.

He faces charges of DWI, underage drinking, operating a motor vehicle with no drivers' license, having a open contain in a vehicle, hit-and-run and reckless and careless driving.

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