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Young couple crashes in Fuquay; boyfriend gets DWI

Posted January 15, 2009 6:22 a.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2009 3:05 p.m. EST

— Parents of a Wake County teenager say their daughter snuck out overnight and got into a wreck with her boyfriend just east of Fuquay-Varina, according to authorities.

Troopers say Bruce McDowell, 18, lost control of his vehicle on Old Stage Road, ran off the road and ended up in a creek around 2:10 a.m. Thursday.

Emergency crews took his 16-year-old girlfriend to a hospital to get checked out. Authorities did not release her name.

Troopers say McDowell had been drinking. He faces several charges, including provisional DWI, because he's under 21, and careless and reckless driving.