Man accused of killing tow truck driver has 8 DWI convictions

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Submitted: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 4:19am
Updated: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:26am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One man is dead and another behind bars after a hit and run last night on Carolina Beach Road.

Highway Patrol says Anthony Thompson hit tow truck driver John Junior Colville and then took off, driving almost nine miles before he was pulled over.

“I’m at Carolina Beach Road and McQuillian,” a caller to 911 told a dispatcher. “We need an ambulance quick. Somebody just got hit by a car. A tow truck driver.”

Drivers on Carolina Beach Road frantically called New Hanover County Dispatch for help Sunday after the accident. One driver said the man hit was coming to help her.

“He was getting out of his vehicle to come talk to me, when a truck came by and hit him,” she said.

A distressed driver had called AAA to help her with car trouble. As Colville arrived, investigators say Thompson hit him and then drove off.

“I think he’s dead. Oh my gosh. They say he’s dead. Oh my gosh, he’s my tow truck driver,” the 911 caller said.

Highway Patrol says Thompson was pulled over almost nine miles away at Legion Stadium.

Colville died from his injuries.

According to Department of Public Safety records, Thompson has been convicted eight times for driving while impaired and has had his license revoked 11 times.

But this time, Thompson’s multiple convictions may catch up with him.

“Laws with respect to habitual impaired driving have toughened considerably over the last several years,” says Ben David, the New Hanover County District Attorney. “I can tell you that we’re preceding under that law today.”

Thompson is not new to hit and runs either. According to Department of Public Safety records, he has fled the scene two other times.

David says Thompson’s most recent DWI conviction was last November.

“This is a very serious case and if the defendant is convicted of second degree murder he faces several years in prison and what will determine that is not whether he had the intent to kill, that’s first degree murder, but whether or not you can show malice,” David says.

David says multiple DWI’s or hit and runs can establish malice in court. If malice is determined in Thompson’s case, he could face many years in prison. His next court date is November 29.

Thompson is charged with second degree murder, driving while impaired, habitual impaired driving, driving while license revoked and hit and run with injury.

Colville worked for Wayne’s Towing in Wilmington. Today the company did not want to comment on his death.


  • Guest2020 says:

    It is not the government’s responsibility to “help him tun his life around”. It is Anthony Thompson’s responsibility to turn his life around. The government’s responsibility in all of this was to protect people like Mr. Coville from the likes of Anthony Thompson. The government failed Mr. Coville and his family. Anthony Thompson failed Anthony Thompson.

    If Anthony Thompson is in fact suffering, he is doing so because of the choices that he made. No one forced him to drink alcohol. No one forced him to get behind the wheel of a car when he was drunk. No one forced him to swerve and kill an innocent bystander.

    Addicts are not “victims” they are addicts because they chose to abuse drugs. I am glad you are not teaching my children. Children should be taught to be responsible for the choices that they make. They should be taught that there are consequences for their actions. They should not be taught that they can do whatever they feel like and then claim to be a victim.

  • Getyourfactsright says:

    I knew Anthony so one the truck was his 2 he worked for straight cash job so no background check needed 3 the new dwi laws went into effect 1 year ago and any dwi over 7 years old does not go against your sentencing 4 the disease of addiction takes full control of your life if you have never had to deal with this disease then you cannot relize what you will do for a fix and you can change all the laws or make new ones it dosent mean we have to follow them so my thoughts and pray ers go out to the victims family but also to tonys family cause i know both families losein this situation oh and save all your comments anyone can ask for forgiveness and you shouldnot condemn someone you should pray for the people who will be hurt the most from this i know that children will be fatherless on both sides so pray and not judge cause one day you might be in the same situation

  • Doug says:

    He was Charged 8 times and you think he did not know that he should not have been driving. You must be an idiot to say such a thing as to be careful on the side of the road as my fellow man was doing his job and your friend Mr. Thompson was driving drunk and did not move over for an emergency vehichle and was driving without a license. Keep your stupid comments to yourself….

  • Jessica says:

    I am a tow truck driver and so is my husband. We see the madness out there everyday drunk or not people don’t pay attention to our amber lights heck half the time they ignore the red and blue ones. It is such a shame that I have to go drive my tow truck at a man’s funeral because of some selfish drunk! Something needs to be done and as far as I’m concerned running him over on Carolina Beach Rd sounds great to me. We have four children to come home to every night and with people like him lurking the streets our percentage of returning home after a day’s work are thin!

  • Sharon Colville says:


    Hi, How are you. I am very sorry for your loss. I am sorry you did not have a close relationship with your father. I am his sister and can not believe its been a year already. If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me.

    Love ,

  • Gary E. Alsup, Teacher for thirty-five years. says:

    Your comments are so cold and out of place right now! This mans family has lost a loved one by someone that evidently does not care and most likely has had numerous opportunities to change. Their pain is unbearable and this mans side of the story is clear, he is a DRUNK and he knew what he was doing! And, even Jesus is going to send people to HELL! You should not overlook that in trying to take up for drunken, disgusting, sinful men that KILL other human beings, that they choose to drive drunk! Sure, God loves everyone, but we are responsible for our own actions, and I feel quite sure that He does not love those who kill His children and a beloved soul. Should this man ask for forgiveness and completely change his heart and soul and live humbly for God, then he will go to Heaven, but for now he has to accept responsibility and no one should take up for him. Let him have the same pain as the family he destroyed. Believe you me, in my teachings of the Word, God would not like such a selfish end of one of HIS Children! God bless his family and God bless you.

    The Alsup Family

  • Buck says:

    God loves everyone the same. It does not matter what you do. Its the paying for it afterward that everyone has to live with. My heart goes out to the family who has to now live with a hole in their hearts.

    Wowever this man should not be hated. in God’s eyes all sins are the same from lieing to murder. We will all be judged by the same God to the same rules.

    I pray the family of the victim will find their way through this.


  • YourStupid says:

    So is crack the black thing? What an ignorant comment. I am really worried about my children going into public schools and being taught by “people” like you.

  • Guest9991111111 says:

    The NC MADD organization does not have a presence in Cape Fear, I believe it is due to a lack of participation. At one time Justice in Motion handled this locally, unfortunately we haven’t seen her recently, Yes, her(1 person). Even after the last few years of tragedy upon tragedy in New Hanover County involving Impaired Driving there still hasn’t been much interest in volunteering, activism, etc. So, as usual it is left up to local Law Enforcement(with dwindling resources, budgets, etc). Please, if this story shocks you or otherwise makes you wonder how it would feel to suffer by such an act of callousness, maybe it’s time to step up and do something. Tell your ELECTED officials, to include Commissioners, Council Members and JUDGES that this is no longer going to be tolerated here. Just maybe someone will listen. I’m in the legal system and have lost someone to a drunk, this state is a long ways away from being “tough” on DWI’s compared to other states. You can tell by the ridiculous procedural rules dictated by “case law” (judges/attorneys)to create loopholes and resistance to bringing a DWI driver to a court. It’s just a shame. My sympathies to Mr. Colville’s family for they are the ones to suffer and he is in a better place. From someone who does know just how horrible it is.

  • guesty says:

    This is a reason for the death penalty to be used. I knew John and he didn’t deserve this. He also was a military vet from serving in the Navy.

  • Chris says:

    Well Said…Are you people human ?

  • Well Said! You are soooo correct.

  • GueWrongst says:

    First smart guy the employer told police this drunk stole the truck, second you can try and defend him but the fact is he killed a man. Oh yeah while your beating your bible and saying don’t judge what happened to thow shall not kill? Say what you want but your friend is a habitual screw up. I hope he gets what is coming to him and he should hope they never let him out. An eye for an eye. He’s a lot safer in there. Let’s say a family member of yours is on the side of the road broke down and in need of assistance but before the tow truck gets there some drunk moron runs into them, will you defend them as well because you people with addiction obviously stick together. I caught the comment ( just because you make knew laws doesn’t mean WE have to follow them) . That’s ridiculous and the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m clean 4 years and know addiction so your barking up the wrong tree. It’s an excuse and I’m sure your just full of them but see if your excuse will get your friend out of hell.

  • Ladyfish says:

    Can we please take Mr Thompson out on CB RD and simply run over his worthless drunken ass??? Enough of judicial time/effort/ and money has been spent on this man who seemed utterly determined to kill an innocent man.
    RIP Mr Coville….RIP

  • GuestX says:

    Just wondering Mr Ben David ,how much have the laws changed then since his last dwi in november,or is th death of a working man and the 8th DWI the max you can getaway with before something has to be done.Again just wondering.

  • Guest28403 says:

    ‘The most recent conviction was in Nov 2011″ which is cited on the DOC website for the 2nd record for Anthony C Thompson who has 2 convictions of DWI on that DOC website offender ID 0487399. Mr Thompson was on 3 yrs probation which he clearly violated. There is a second charge for DWI under that offender ID and a charge of driving while revoked. Mr Thompsons 8 other DWIs are shown under offender ID 0407352.. Mr Thompson is indeed both of these individuals based on the verification of Ben David of the most recent conviction and the laundry list of the original DOC records list. I hope the hammer comes down on this guy and he never gets out. Based on his record he is beyond guilty of depraved indifference based on his repeated convictions for DWI/DUI and driving while revoked and leaving the scene of an accidents.

  • Guest2769 says:

    An eye for an eye. I am not going to pay to house and feed that POS! He don’t care, we don’t care.

  • John says:

    If there was ever a reason to put a drunk driver in prison for life this is it!!!!

  • Guestsck says:

    HOW many people have to die before we get tougher on these losers? They’re bound to kill somebody at some point. They have no regard for anyone! This makes me so mad. 8 convictions? Licence revoked 11 times? Why wasn’t he in a cage where he belongs? Ugggh

  • Dub12Irl says:

    I would like to kow why after EIGHT convictions this man was still on the road!!! The justice systeneeds to take some responsiblity for this man still being out on the streets.

  • MrWilson says:

    It would seem that you are the one who needs to Getyourfactsright. The truck was not his. It was his employers. The employer knew of his driving history. The employer let him use the truck at least 3 times a week to attend classes, presumably related to driving. Prior to this unfortunate accident he spent the day at Carolina Beach with a co-worker and others playing cornhole games and drinking. They knew he was drunk and told him not to drive to the point of trying to get his keys. He chose to drive anyway and the end result was the death of a man. You try and defend the undefendable.

  • SB says:

    As a young resident of Wilmington, I see countless people my age get their first, second, and even more DUIs and shrug it off. One of my best friends was killed by a drunk driver in January a few years ago and I can attest to the pain this family has to be feeling today. The question is how many of these are going to have to happen before we put our foot down and say enough is enough? This man has not 1 or 2 DUI convictions, he has 8? Why isnt he in jail? If he is ignorant enough to not learn his lesson after the first one, he should be put in jail with the rest of the grime of this state. His blatant disregard for the law has killed a man, a husband, a father. Stick him under the jail for all I care…he is a menace to society and doesnt deserve the joys of breathing free air. I am nothing short of uphauled by the fact that he was allowed to drive.

  • Guest112212 says:

    I do not know if this area has an active MADD Chapter. If so, MADD does courtroom monitoring where representatives from MADD go to these trials or any DUI case and sit in the front row monitoring the actions and penalties that the judges enforce or do not enforce. They monitor the District Attorneys as well. It has been proven that courts where MADD has conducted this monitoring the convictions and penalties are more in line with what they should be and the plea agreemants even have stiffer penalties. Basically, you have watching eyes monitoring what is and is not being done with DUI cases. It is truly ridiculous that this man was even on the streets more less behind a wheel.

  • Tracie C says:

    Repeated drinking and driving should automatically be considered malicious. When the laws for something so selfish change to consider this maybe people would begin to wake up.

  • GuestCB says:

    Settle down, this is a tragedy but no need for knee jerk reactions. Let the courts due process, justice will be served and don’t be blowing MADD’s horn, That program needs to go away.

  • Big Mama says:

    Unfortunately, one doesn’t need a license to drive. Anybody who can reach the controls can get into a vehicle and operate it. Thompson’s DOC record indicates that even with so many convictions he has NOT been to prison. County jail + probation. Not much of a deterrent. But then, those hellbent on driving will continue to drink and to drive until such time as it’s physically impossible for them to do either. Like dead, or behind bars.

  • anne says:

    Where is the outrage at this situation? A man is dead at the hands of a drunk driver with 8 DUIs. This is sickening! I want the names of the attorney’s who defended him and the names of the judges who put him back on the road.

    When you get behind the wheel of a high powered vehicle and you are under the influence and you kill someone, you are guilty of murder just as if you had picked up a gun and shot them.

    Put him behind bars for a long time. He has proved over and over that nothing will stop him from driving and drinking.

    Now a family has lost their loved one and their lives are changed forever. The attornies and judges owe them an explanation and an apology.

  • Guestriiiight says:

    “Let the courts due process, justice will be served”

    Right, just like it did the last 8 times. If someone is convicted of a DUI their car should be taken away and thrown in jail for at least a yr. We live in a too politically correct and soft society.

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    You can thank attorneys for this.
    They write the laws (most elected officials are attorneys).
    They make the deals that allow this kind of horrible outcome.
    And they profit from it.
    There’s no money in it if the client is in prison.
    They should be charged as an accessory.

  • Nov6 says:

    Thompson is charged with second degree murder, driving while impaired, habitual impaired driving, driving while license revoked and hit and run with injury.

  • Guest Reply says:

    “HOW many people have to die before we get tougher on these losers?”

    The answer is:
    As soon as a Judge has one of his or her family members killed this way, and see’s where the convicted has several infractions sitting in their files.
    There’s your answer!

  • t sutton says:

    My prayer’s go out to his family and friends. He rescued me from the side of the road several times in “the truck”. He was such a nice guy, and this is such a senseless tragedy. This should have never been allowed to happen. : (

  • Ray Ledbetter says:

    My wife was the woman in the need for AAA when a tire blew. She was a yard from john wheh he was hit by this drunk driver. She has been in shock ever since thi happened. To top things off ( someting not mentioned in any news on this matter) my children were in the car when this happen. They too saw the whole thing!! If this man was taken off the road like he should have been I would not have my wife, 11 year son, and 5 year old daughter in total shock of this accident and a man would have gone home to his faimly!!

  • guesty says:

    Anthony Thompson, 50, is charged with second degree murder after hitting John Junior Colville, 55, and then driving away from the accident. Thompson is also charged with driving while impaired, habitual impaired driving, driving while license revoked and hit and run with injury.

  • Shannon says:

    I used to work with John Colville. He was a really nice guy who minded his own business and worked really hard. He loved his dogs and his wife, and they would ride with him in the tow truck to keep him company. I am very sad to hear this news. RIP John.

  • Guest123 says:

    wow. this person who thinks someone is blowing a horn for MADD because they are upset a man with 8 DWI charges finally drove drunk and killed a man only tells perhaps they have had DWI’s? why else are they so defensive people are upset over a drunk driver killing a person? It is very annoying that there are courts that let habitual drunk drivers walk out of the court house! How many times have we seen on the news where a habitual drunk driver has caused a death while driving drunk. I can think of many times.

    My condolences to the family of the man killed. I feel so sad for them.

    sorry for the family of the drunk also, I hope he gets many years in prison. perhaps he will be cell mates with the habitual drunk driver who is finally in prison for killing my child!

    It doesn’t bring our loved one back. People with DWI’s need to at the least be put in jail for a month or so after their 2nd offense
    . Maybe they’d hate it enough to just stay in their homes while drink rather then being out here endangering the rest of us. But we know that is not how the court system works. 8 DWI charges and still free to drive proves that.


  • Ray Ledbetter says:

    It was my wife the tow truck driver was helping. One thing that has not been in any of the reports is that two chilren were in the car when John was hit by this drunk driver. If this guy was stopped like it should have happen John would have gone home to his faimly and my wife, 11 year old son & 5 year old daughter would not be in total shock today!! Tougher laws

  • Dude1 says:

    This guy license has probably been revoked for life. So why wasn’t his vehicle impounded by the state the last time he was caught. That is the problem is that these drunks still have access to a vehicle. If this is not his vehicle the person who lent it to him should also be charged with murder.

  • noni m says:

    I know of a couple of people who have no license, been caught several times, no insurance, still drives drunk, drives every day, anyplace, sits in a bar drinks until drunk and there is not a cop in town who will look for that kind of driver. On the other hand, these young guys who smoke a little pot are harassed and taken to jail even if they are not driving, Which do you think our tax money should be spent on? How should the cops should use their time?

  • Rob Surf City says:

    Sounds like you might need a good one to keep you out of the nut house one day.

  • taxpayer says:

    until the law is changed, judges have their hands “tied” as to the punishment they can impose. At least now, if found guilty, this guy will be behind bars for a long, long time.

    It will be interesting to see who his attorney will be to attempt to defend his actions. Most likely, a court-appointed attorney will take the case unless the driver can afford one of the “sharks” in town.

  • Guest23435334 says:

    because the latest revocation of his license may not have been for an implied consent offense.

  • Guesthenry says:

    if you are going to drink dont drive so get your story staight

  • GuestCB says:

    Are you a detective? I did not defend the drunk and it is very tragic. I believe in the court systems and police, not raging flaming comments on the internet.

  • Guest461 says:

    Go take a seat in district court and watch the circus games of the lawyers and the judges. All they do is shuffle paper, make deals and lots and lots of money. The courts today are nothing more than a revolving door with a collection plate on the way through.

    All of the laws in the world will make not one hint of a difference without the follow through. The cops try to do their job to keep drunk drivers off the street, then the lawyers and the judges make the money setting them free…over and over again and again, just like this dolt.

    Sorry your kids and wife had to endure that!

  • Deborah White says:

    You know, I believe that the judge or judges who did not previously give this man a stern jail term to keep him off the roads are equally responsible for this tragedy. They took an oath with their respectful chair. This is not sufficent duty results in my opinion. Eight prior convictions??? Why was he not in jail? I hope (John’s) family will sue these judges. Obviously he should not have even been in the free working world with an alcoholic problem this severe. Much, much in prayer for the woman, her children that had to witness this and John’s family. This is just heart breaking!

  • SamColville says:

    I am John Colville’s daughter and did not have a good relationship, and was wondering if you know anything about his funeral arrangements. I Have know way to contact his wife or parents. IF you could please contact me are Thank you very much.

  • Guest1946 says:

    Drunk driving is a “caucasian problem”, you think……..pity you are teaching kids. I doubt If Thompson is suffering, except for the inconvenience of incarceration. Hopefully he will suffer from that for many years to come assumeing he has not bailed out already.

  • Yolanda says:

    My tenth grade students came to me with this story and I told them there are always two sides.

    Mr. Thompson had an addiction that ruined his life. The government had numerous opportunities to help him tun his life around but failed him. Alcohol is worse than drugs but it is a Caucasian problem so folk don’t go to jail.

    This man is Jesus’s son and Jesus loves him same as he did the poor Mr. Colville. No need to say you want to murder Thompson he is suffering enough.

    The lesson is to don’t let yourself fall victim to addiction and to be careful on the side of the road.

  • Guest333333 says:

    You clearly do not teach English…

    And Alcohol is a “Caucasian problem so folk don’t go to jail”…what the HELL does that mean and what does it have to do with this story?

    This is not a race related story AT ALL, but yet…the race card is played with any and every opportunity!!!!

  • Guest111 says:

    “Settle down, this is a tragedy but no need for knee jerk reactions. Let the courts due process, justice will be served and don’t be blowing MADD’s horn, That program needs to go”. . .

    You sound like a person who drives drunk, yourself, and you’ve got to be drinking when you wrote this because . . . Lord, I can’t think of a word to say about this.

    Read the article. What you are waiting on the courts to do is exactly what we are outraged about. It hasn’t been done in 8 DUI arrests. READ THE ARTICLE.

    As for MADD. . you have got to have had negative experience with them to have any problem with them, at all.

  • Guest111 says:

    “Are you a detective? I did not defend the drunk and it is very tragic. I believe in the court systems and police, not raging flaming comments on the internet.”. . . . .

    Please go away before the family reads some of your mumblings.

  • Guest28403 says:

    Based on NC DOC having 2 records for this drunk yahoo. I maintain he committed fraud and used a false SSN to obtain a new license and driving record. It would explain how his employer never know about his driving record (because Im sure his employer did a check). Its also the only way this guy could have been busted 2X once in 2006 and then again in 2011 (youll notice he wasnt charged with driving while revoked which means he had a LEGAL NC Driver’s License when he was charged BOTH TIMES). The only way he got a DL after his previous record had to have been through fraudulant means. This part of the story had been ignored and additional charges should be pending for:

    § 14-100.1. Possession or manufacture of certain fraudulent forms of identification.
    (b) Except as otherwise made unlawful by G.S. 20-30, it shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly obtain a form of identification by the use of false, fictitious, or fraudulent information. (c) Possession of a form of identification obtained in violation of subsection (b) of this section shall constitute a violation of subsection (a) of this section. (d) For purposes of this section, a “form of identification” means any of the following or any replica thereof: (1) An identification card containing a picture, issued by any department, agency, or subdivision of the State of North Carolina, the federal government, or any other state. (2) A military identification card containing a picture. (3) A passport. (4) An alien registration card containing a picture

    Violation is a Class 1 Misdemenor

  • Nov6 says:

    At the time of the incident, was Mr. Thompson under the influence?

  • Guest28403 says:

    and while I question the purpose of making pot illegal, I do not never would condone anybody driving after smoking pot, consumption of alcohol, or under the influence of any other substance (even prescription drugs). DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IS JUST THAT!!!. There are no exceptions. As a former EMT I can say I only ran into a handful of people STUPID enough to drive high on pot compared to alcohol but that doesnt excuse their behavior and still is unacceptable!!

  • Guest28403 says:

    You just outted yourself as a bleeding heart leftwing liberal. Its people like you that have infested the legal system and gave this peice of human excrement repeated chances instead of a strong dose of “TOUGH LOVE” as you’d call it and throw him in jail where he belonged. I dont doubt he has a raging case of alcholism as a healthcare worker Ive seen plenty of it. But the truth is this person CHOSE to get behind the wheel on repeated occasion while severely impaired and it appears 1/2 the time also managed to get into accidents (multiple charges of leaving the scene of the accident). Odds dictate that eventually he would take the life of some innocent person. QUIT MAKING EXCUSES FOR THIS PERSON. HE DID IT. HES RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS. Its people like you that want to blame everybodyelse for their problems make me and others sick. Quit blaming others and quit expecting the government to bail you out. (Ask the people in the North East how thats working for them trying to clean up from Sandy.. Amazing the Mainstream Media isnt trashing FEMA since this disaster rivals it and the total failure of FEMA yet again but I guess since its OBAMAs FEMA you cant speak ill of the Food Stamp Messiah)

  • Guest2222 says:

    I would hope he hasn’t bailed out on a 1 million dollar bond. Anyway, he is safer in jail…

  • Guest112212 says:

    Please tell me you are playing a joke and that you are not really this ignorant! If you are in fact a teacher, I hope Yolanda is your real name and your administrators at whatever school you work bring you in and find out if you are capable and responsible enough to be a teacher. My fears are you were being honest and you are a teacher. This explains a lot in regards to the youth in some classsrooms.

  • FranktheMc says:

    I’m not going to lay blame anywhere, but this clown won’t be able to drink and drive from prison.

  • Charles Walters says:

    What a useless BAS**RD!!!!

  • Guest Redneck Across the River says:

    Obviously, this man has absolutely no concern for anyone else. He needs to be put away for the rest of his natural life where he will not harm anybody else. It is certain that if he is not incarcerated, he will continue to drive and hurt and or kill someone else.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    a couple of questions.

    Who owned the vehicle he was driving?

    If he was the owner, how did he get it registered and insured?

    If he has been released on bond, how could that be?

  • Guest327 says:

    It very well might not have been registered or insured. There are thousands of such running around. This is why we are required to pay extra for uninsured motorist insurance.

  • Guest28403 says:

    There is mention the truck belonged to his employer and that this chronic DWIer took the truck without permission (essentially grand theft auto) If they can charge him with this it automatically becomes 1st degree murder as it was a death that occured in the commission of a felony (Grand Theft)

  • Guest2020 says:

    Men like this is the reason we have those checkpoints that people were complaining about last week. With 8 prior convictions, this man should have been in prison where he couldn’t kill anyone with his car. The DWI laws in North Carolina are pathetic and need to be changed to protect people like Mr. Coville.

  • Guest28403 says:

    This guy has 2 seperate records with the DOC as I mentioned above. My guess is this chronic DWI driver somehow likely gamed the system to get a new DL probably using a fake or 2nd SSN he obtained. Ben David in discussing his record mentioned this indirectly based on the mention of the most recent DWI in Nov plus his 1st DWI back in 1984 which match the most recent record youve brought up and the 1st DWI of the old record. Somebody in the DMV needs to come forward with this info to either explain how he got his DL back or that in fact he did commit fraud and obtained a new DL under a false 2nd SSN (which would also explain how he got a 2nd Dept of Corrections record because the SSN is cross referenced in their conviction reports as they use SSN for criminal background checks)

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Sad News:
    In 3 years from now, he’ll be charged with it, again. We need to lock these creeps up, even if it means feeding them rice, and putting them in ‘chicken coops’. It’s our fault for letting him walk, eight times.

  • guesty says:

    Once convicted, take him out back and a single .45 would solve the problem of him drinking and driving ever again.

  • Billybob says:

    It’s not the wild west Jethro, you rednecks are amazing.

  • Guest111 says:

    What is it going to take to get the attention of the judges and defense attorneys? What is it going to take to make them understand the repeat offenders need to be in jail? This is a senseless death and if this drunk was where he should have been the tow truck driver would be at home with his family tonight. When are people going to go into an uproar over drinking like they have over smoking? How many people have to die?

  • mjk says:

    Really? Stolen. That’s what they all say when they don’t want to be held accountable. How may times has this reckless man gotten behind the wheel of that same vehicle in the weeks prior? His employer should bear the charges as well.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    I would state he stole the vehicle; took it without permission. In most states, and NC is one of them, the vehicle owner can be charged with criminal offences if he allowed a convicted offender with a revoked or suspended license to drive.

  • Guest111 says:

    You have this subject line on your comment and you have the nerve to call someone names? You need to get a dictionary and read the definition of your words. You aren’t even close. You need to have some class about yourself and at least try to act like you are somebody.

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