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Car Crashes Into House Near Wendell

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WENDELL, N.C. — A Wake County house is in need of repair after a car plowed into it early Sunday morning.
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    At about 1:35 a.m., according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Brice Dwayne Pearce, 20, of Raleigh, ran off the road and flipped several times before crashing into the bedroom of a house at

    1825 Martin Pond Road

    just outside Wendell.

    Investigators said Pearce told them he was traveling at about 90 mph around a curve, where the posted speed limit was 35 mph. After the crash, he got out of his car and walked down the street to a friend's house, where a Wake County Sheriff's deputy later found him, authorities said.

    No one inside the house was injured, but the house's occupant said she had a rude awakening.

    "I didn't know what was going on," said Wanda Davis. "First thing you think is a tornado, earthquake or something. You don't really think there's a care in your house."

    Investigators said they believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Pearce was charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, hit-and-run and provisional licensee (for driving under the influence under the age of 21).

    Pearce was taken to WakeMed to be treated for minor injuries and was later released.

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