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Man in crash charged with probation violation

Christopher John Palmeri (Image courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)
February 14, 2013 12:21:16 PM PST
Christopher John Palmeri - now 24 - is charged with violating his parole after allegedly failing a drug test.

According to court records, he tested positive for opiates, marijuana, and admitted to using heroin and Vicodin.

Palmeri was 18, under the influence of alcohol, and going 72-miles per hour in a 35-mile per hour zone when he lost control of his vehicle on Wakefield Plantation Drive in January 2007.

The crash killed Sadiki Young, a Wakefield High School student. Young was 18.

After pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a Wake County judge sentenced Palmeri to five-months in jail and 300-hours community service which included speaking to children about DWI.

In 2009, he was rearrested on charges accusing him of taking three cases of Bud Light from a Harris Teeter store.

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