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Father faces charges related to son's drunken driving death

Posted December 3, 2008 3:19 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2008 10:33 p.m. EST

— The father of a Wake Forest teen faces charges related to his son's drunken driving death.

Jarret Satchell, 18, was driving east on Purnell Road around 12:49 a.m. on Oct. 12 when his vehicle went off the pavement near Wolverton Fields Drive.

His vehicle became airborne, struck a pole, ran into a ditch and hit two trees before it overturned and came to a stop, authorities said.

Satchell was ejected from the vehicle and died of his injuries.

Troopers said that alcohol was involved in the wreck. Satchell's father, Mark, was charged Wednesday with four counts of allowing minors to drink alcohol, authorities said.

Satchell and his friends were drinking at the family's home before the crash, authorities said.

Satchell was a 2008 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, where he played soccer, and had been home for fall break from East Carolina University.