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Trooper, cited with DWI, resigns

A Highway Patrol trooper resigned Saturday after being charged in a DWI crash the night before.

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Trooper William Lane
ORRUM, N.C. — A Highway Patrol trooper resigned Saturday after being charged in a DWI crash the night before.

William Lane was off duty, driving his own car when he crossed the center lane on Creek Road in Robeson County near U.S. Highway 74. He ran off the road and hit a mailbox, according to the Highway Patrol. His car flipped over and came to a stop upside-down.

No other vehicles were involved.

Lane resigned after 10 years on the Highway Patrol.

He was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuires.

Lane was charged with DWI and not staying in his lane of travel.

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