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Raleigh Police Step Up Patrols On Avent Ferry Road

Posted August 27, 2004 11:58 a.m. EDT

— Expect to see Raleigh police out in force looking for speeders on Avent Ferry Road.

The crackdown comes after two serious accidents on the road near North Carolina State University in a week.

In just a few hours Thursday, police issued 19 tickets.

"During times like these we are going to be really strict," said Capt. Dennis Poteat of the Raleigh Police Department. "This area has become too dangerous."

On Saturday, passenger Brandon Sova, 19, of Clayton, was killed in a two-car wreck near Chappell Drive. Three other people were injured.

Just after 2 a.m. Thursday, Krystal Faulkner, 24, of Raleigh, was injured after police say she lost control and hit a pole and mailbox before rolling over.

Police now say both accidents involved alcohol.

Drivers can expect the stepped-up patrols over the next several days.