Bicyclist charged with DWI

James Michael Tobias (Image courtesy Johnston County Sheriff's Office)

October 19, 2012 2:05:37 PM PDT
Authorities in Johnston County say a man learned the hard way the rules of the road apply equally to drivers and cyclists.

Smithfield police stopped 45-year-old James Michael Tobias after he allegedly ran a stop sign on South Fifth Street near Holt Street and was nearly hit by a car.

Officers said Tobias registered .16 on a breathalyzer test. You're considered impaired in North Carolina at .08. Tobias was charged with DWI.

He also faces marijuana possession charges.

Bond was set at $2,000.

With information from Mickey Lamm/WTSB Radio

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