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Probationer faces DWI charge in two Cary Crossroads wrecks

Posted April 4, 2010 7:33 a.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2010 5:00 p.m. EDT

— A 32-year-old woman on probation for driving while impaired faces the same charge again after police say she caused two wrecks in Cary Crossroads shopping center Saturday night.

Police said that Golden Angela Garrette was involved in a wreck at Walnut and Meeting streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. She kept driving on Meeting Street but wrecked for a second time at Crossroads Boulevard.

Garrette abandoned her vehicle and fled, but officers apprehended her after a short foot chase, police said.

Some other motorists suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Garrette was charged with hit-and-run, along with DWI. She was released from the Wake County jail Sunday morning after posting a $15,000 bond. Her first court appearance was set for Monday.

Garrette is serving 2 years' probation for a 2008 DWI conviction in Guilford County, according to state Department of Correction records. She was also convicted of assaulting or threatening a government official.