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DWI suspect shot after chase

Posted August 18, 2008 11:12 a.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2008 1:00 p.m. EDT

— The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting death of a suspect early Monday in Craven County.

According to the Highway Patrol, state troopers and Craven County deputies stopped a suspected drunk driver after a chase just after 3 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near James City.

The suspect, Billy Golden Jr., 45, of 3502 Harvard Way in New Bern, allegedly ran over stop-sticks near the Clark's Road exit, then proceeded to sideswipe a trooper'c car before coming to a stop.

As officers approached, Golden attempted to run them over with his vehicle, a highway patrol spokesman said. The officers then opened fire, killing Golden.