Man charged with DWI after Franklin Street wreck
CHAPEL HILL – Police charged a 58-year-old man with driving while impaired Wednesday night after he crashed his car into a utility pole on East Franklin Street.
Police charged Hershell Lynn Meadows of Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill about 10:20 p.m.
Meadows was driving toward downtown Chapel Hill and had just passed the split at Fordham Boulevard when he ran off the road and hit a utility pole, said Sgt. Josh Mecimore of the Chapel Hill Police Department. The car continued for 115 feet after it hit the pole, he said.
After he was evaluated by EMS, police took Meadows to the police department, where he registered a .20 on a breath test, according to a police report.
Meadows drove a 2012 Honda Civic, and the car was totaled with a damage estimated at $20,000, Mecimore said.
Damage to the utility pole was estimated at $3,000.
Drivers report rock and egg throwers
CARRBORO – Carrboro police responded to three calls last weekend from motorists who said they were driving on Old NC 86 near the Sunset Creek neighborhood just south of Hogan Farm when they heard rocks or other small objects hitting their cars.
A woman reported that she was driving past Farm House Drive about 9:15 p.m. on March 29 and discovered someone had thrown an egg at her car.
Later a man driving through the same area about 1 a.m. on March 30 reported someone threw rocks at his car. He saw three people run toward the Sunset Creek neighborhood.
The night before, another driver also reported that someone threw rocks at his car in the same area.