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Teen, accused of hitting firefighters, charged with DWI

Posted January 5, 2009 7:40 p.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2009 10:13 a.m. EST

— Greensboro police accused a teen driver of being impaired when she allegedly drove through a wreck scene, injuring two firefighters Sunday.

WFMY-TV reported that Kristin Spires, 16, faces charges of driving while impaired, along with other traffic violations.

Investigators say that Spires ignored emergency lights and road flares and drove through the scene of an earlier wreck at Creekridge and Randleman roads around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Her car struck and injured firefighters J.N. Harvey and L.D. Boone and hit another vehicle before heading away.

Greensboro police officers stopped Spires a few blocks away and tested her for drugs and alcohol.

Harvey and Boone were treated at Moses Cone Hospital. Harvey returned to duty the same day.