[noun]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Alfred Hill

Police believe a fatal accident in Fayetteville may have been caused by a drunken driver.

The accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Skibo Road and McPherson Church Road.
Police said a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Cleo Joyner, of Thelbert Drive, struck a PT Cruiser driven by 34-year-old Alfred Hill, of Sawtooth Lane. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said Joyner and the passenger in his car, 20-year-old Dimitri Summers, fled from the scene. Officers apprehended them a short time later.

Investigators said Joyner's vehicle ran a red light, causing the accident. Joyner has been charged with driving while intoxicated and a stoplight violation.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Deputy Matthew Sasser's Patrol Car

A Wayne County sheriff's deputy has been fired following his arrest for driving while impaired after crashing his patrol car into a guardrail in Johnston County.

Sheriff Carey Aaron Winders says Deputy Matthew Sasser was fired shortly after the accident yesterday morning. Sasser's blood-alcohol level was reported to be point-oh-eight, the level at which drivers are considered to be impaired under state law.

The state Highway Patrol says after Sasser's car was wrecked, Johnston County sheriff's deputies found him sitting on a porch down the road. The patrol says he had been hanging out at the house with a friend who's a state trooper and who's being questioned about his role in the accident.

Winders says Sasser had permission to drive his patrol car home but not to cross county lines unless he's assisting other law enforcement officers.