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Woman flips car, cited for DWI

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Police Department responded to a single-car crash earlier tonight just inside the city limits close to Motts Creek.

According to police, 48-year-old Susan Renee Grant was traveling north on River Road and ran off the roadway, over-corrected and crossed the road causing the vehicle to roll over.

Grant was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car on the passenger side. She was immediately transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

A further investigation revealed that she was impaired from legally prescribed narcotic pills and illegal drugs.

Grant was cited for a DWI, failure to maintain lane and not wearing her seat belt. She is due in court on February 20th.

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impaired driver flips car

Here we have another person high on "illegal" drugs who could have killed one of us while driving her car. So, she flipped her car and thank goodness none of us were in the next lane at this time. When she gets out of the hospital and goes to court she should get active jail time. So tired of these people getting slaps on the wrist when they go to court and being turned out of the street to drive again until they kill someone. Get them put away before they kill one of our loved ones!

You're right..she should get

You're right..she should get jail time. I agree with the charges except the trumped up BS about failing to maintain her lane. That seems a little extreme even in this case. Just a catch-all for more fines and a reason for the cops to pull you. Jeez..........

Trumped up?

Please refer to the accident in Pender county where 2 were killed a couple of days ago because the drive didn't maintain her lane.... Also if someone IS impaired and coming at me I hope to hell they "maintain their lane" as well.

What I mean is it should not

What I mean is it should not be a separate charge. Every driver at some time has crossed the center line for whatever reason, most recently, texting. A driver can be stopped for simply crossing the line when no accident happened. This is why it (crossing center line) should not be a charge within itself. Gives cops just another reason to stop you and invade your privacy.

Trumped up?

Few comments for the uninformed 666....

Seriously? Crossing the center line should not be a crime? Invading privacy? Did you even put one "ounce" of thought into your post before you hit submit? The "ounce" being a pun and obviously what you smoked before you wrote that ridiculous comment. You justify crossing the line because you might have been texting and unintentionally drifted over?

Im not sure who scares me more, you or the driver of that car......

How many people do you think die because someone crossed the center line. Impaired or not do you seriously not see the consequences, especially in a 55 mph zone, of a head on collision? Obviously you have never seen the horror of that. And in just reading the news article it appears that she ran off of the road first then shot across the "center line" hence the charge of failing to maintain her lane. Yes,I firmly believe that you should be stopped if you "simply cross" the center line if anything to find out if you were a potential murderer like this girl obviously was. Amazingly no one else was hurt yesterday.

So I ask, and I really cant expect much here but what was "trumped up by the police" when SHE drove impaired and SHE ran off of the road and SHE flipped her car and SHE was ejected becasue SHE wasnt wearing a seatbelt and SHE was found with illegal and prescription narcotics in her purse and in her system at the hospital..... at what point did the cops set out to frame or "trump" up the charges against her? At what point was her "privacy" invaded. SHE chose to drive moron, her "right to privacy" was left in her driveway when she left the house.

3 charges...... DWI, fail to maintaine lane and no seatbelt.... sound alot better than 2 counts of second degree murder and many many lives ruined. Grow up kid, you will find that when you stop tokin all day that the real world does not revolve around you and your idiotic beliefs.