Witnesses also stated that the driver sped away before causing another wreck. Altogether, six cars were involved in the two crashes. Two people were transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries.
The at-fault driver was booked by the Wilmington Police Department on charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, driving with a rvoked license, hit and run, and failre to wear a seat belt.
Crashes like this in North Carolina or anywhere else illustrate the damage that can occur when someone drinks and drives. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws making it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration at or above .08. Driving while intoxicated slows reaction time and impairs coordination.