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Son Charged in DUI Accident that Killed Father

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A father has been killed in a possible DUI accident in which the son was driving.

Details about the Fatal DUI Accident

WCTI 12 News is reporting that a father was killed in an accident in which his son was driving

The accident reportedly happened on Liddel Road in Deep Run, North Carolina at about 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. State troopers have indicated that 28-year-old Joe Powell, III was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and drove into a curve at a very high rate of speed. The vehicle then left the roadway, flipped multiple times, and then landed in a field.

The father of the driver, 48-year-old Joe Powell Jr., was killed in the accident.

As a result of the incident, Powell III has been tested to see whether or not he was driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident. Toxicology results are currently pending.

Important Information about Driving Under the Influence

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States that happen as a result of someone who is driving under the influence:

  • Every day in the United States, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but there are only about 3,200 of them who are arrested.
  • About one third of all drunk drivers who are either arrested or convicted are repeat offenders.
  • The rate of driving under the influence is the highest among people ages 26-29.


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