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Police Chief's Son Charged With DWI

Posted July 23, 2007 10:20 a.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2007 10:46 a.m. EDT

— The son of Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine was arrested a week ago on drunken driving charges, police said.

Joseph Michael Bergamine, 18, was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and hit-and-run following a July 14 wreck on Arnish Court in Fayetteville, police said.

A wood-framed flower bed was hit by a car, and the driver didn't stop, police said.

Joseph Bergamine's blood-alcohol content was 0.13 several hours after the wreck, police said. The legal limit of intoxication in North Carolina is 0.08.