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State Legislator Charged With DWI

Posted April 12, 2008 8:26 p.m. EDT
Updated April 27, 2008 3:28 p.m. EDT

— A state legislator has been charged with driving while impaired after wrecking his truck on a Moore County road.

Rep. Joe Boylan, R-Pinehurst, drove his pickup truck off a road Thursday, into a ditch and hit a tree, the News & Observer reports.

Highway Patrol Sgt. T.C. McNair said Boylan was charged with DWI and driving left of the center line.

Officials said said Boylan was treated and released at a hospital.

Boylan said he took responsibility for his actions and was ashamed of his behavior. He said he would get alcohol counseling and had never had an alcohol-related charge before.

The first-term lawmaker is running for re-election in House District 52. He is being challenged by two Republican opponents – Jamie Boles, of Carthage, and Lane Toomey, of Southern Pines – and one Democrat, Betty Magnum, of Pinehurst.