Womble charged in fatal crash

Rep. Larry Womble
May 24, 2012 12:55:04 PM PDT
State Rep. Larry Womble has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a fatal crash in December.

The Forsyth County Democrat turned himself in at the magistrate's office in Winston-Salem Thursday afternoon.

Police said Womble's car crossed the center line and crashed head on into another car Dec. 2, killing its driver, 54-year-old David Allen Carmichael of Winston-Salem.

In January, blood-alcohol results from both drivers released showed Womble had no alcohol in his system. Carmichael's blood-alcohol level was 0.29. The limit to be legally drunk in North Carolina is 0.08.

The accident left Womble hospitalized in critical condition for several days.

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