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Buffaloe Road DWI Wreck Suspect Arrested

Posted April 16, 2008 5:54 a.m. EDT

— Wake County deputies on Tuesday arrested Christine Haithcock Meyers, the suspect in a collision on Buffaloe Road that killed two people on April 1.

Meyers, 41, of 1149 Blackbeard Lane in Raleigh, is being held without bond.

Police filed charges against Meyers on April 9.

Meyers’ legs were injured in the wreck and she was being treated at WakeMed. On Tuesday, authorities arrested her at the hospital.
Meyers has been charged with driving while impaired, two counts of second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, violation of an open-container law and driving without insurance.

The wreck claimed the lives of Ruben Dario Medina, 34, and Jefferson Medina, 10, a third-grader at Rolesville Elementary School. A family friend and Ruben Medina's 4-year-old daughter were injured in the wreck.

In an unrelated incident, Meyers was charged on Nov. 3 with DWI in Johnston County after Highway Patrol troopers spotted a car driving erratically on Interstate 40, according to court records. Her blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.11 then, above the state's legal limit of 0.08.