Man crashes into pole, charged with DWI

RALEIGH A single-vehicle wreck on Capital Boulevard at the Wade Avenue resulted in the closure of the southbound lanes for several hours Sunday.

Public Information Officer Jim Sughrue says around 2:20 a.m. a vehicle struck and broke a large pole for an overhead road sign, leaving it unsupported on one side of the road.

The driver, Paul Daniel Ashworth was taken into custody and was charged with DWI and driving while license revoked. A passenger was transported with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

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