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Raleigh police chief's son charged in crash

Posted October 30, 2017 11:05 a.m. EDT
Updated November 1, 2017 4:47 p.m. EDT

David Louis Brown II

— The son of Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown is in trouble with the law again.

David Louis Brown II, 25, of 102-2B Collier Place in Cary, was cited three weeks ago with reckless driving and driving without a license in connection with an Oct. 9 crash on Capital Boulevard, according to court documents.

The citations allege that Brown was involved in a crash at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Dennis Avenue and failed to give his information to the driver of the other car before leaving the scene. He also is accused of falsely reporting to police that the car had been stolen before the crash, according to the citations.

An application for a warrant to examine Brown's cellphone states that he smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes when police talked to him more than eight hours after the crash. Video from security cameras near the scene of the crash showed that he was driving the car at the time and was the only person in it, while physical evidence showed that no attempt was made to avoid the collision, according to the search warrant application.

"I am concerned that my adult son broke laws that led to him being charged," Deck-Brown said in a statement released Monday. "On a personal level, I will continue to support him and offer guidance toward achieving a positive change. At the same time, I maintain confidence in the justice system and will let the legal process run its course."

Brown is scheduled to be in court on the charges on Dec. 12.

Last year, Brown was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle after police found him with a 2003 dirt bike that had been reported stolen. In 2015, he was charged with defrauding an innkeeper after he allegedly walked out on a bar tab at the Ugly Monkey in Raleigh.