Woman charged with DWI after crash into parked cars

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Submitted: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 1:43am
Updated: Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:48am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington woman is charged with DWI and texting while driving after highway patrol said she accidentally ran her car into three parked cars early Tuesday morning.

Highway patrol said 22-year-old Sara Mae Scribner was driving her car through the Cape Harbor Apartments complex off of Market Street and Gordon Road when she looked down at a text and then crashed into the cars around 1 a.m.

Witnesses said right after the accident, Scribner got out of her car and went into a friend’s apartment. When troopers arrived, they had to go find her.

Troopers said her car is totaled. They think two of the three that were hit are losses as well due to their age.

Scribner makes her first appearance in court Jan. 15.


  • Okie says:

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for our legal system to put her in jail. I have emailed Ben David several times, for over a year now, about a habitual drunk driver that lives on my street. The drunk has been arrested several times for drunk driving and driving without a license. I have told the DA that the drunk continues to drive every day. The court system does nothing. The drunk has a felony habitual drunk driving charge in the court system right now. It has been going on for quite some time. Every month, the court sets a new date for the following month. They have postponed this for over a year, while the habitual drunk driver continues to drive without a license. All while Ben David is aware of what is going on. Unfortunately, my neighbor will most likely have to kill someone, before he goes to jail where he belongs. Then the court will claim he “slipped through the cracks”. That will be a lie.

  • Guest X says:

    I hope the court does as much to her as they can. Especially if she was drinking and texting.

  • Sara says:

    You know what, when I first saw this article and comments a year ago I was devastated and humiliated. This was the worst night in my entire life. I have never regretted anything this badly. But I learned from it and changed my life. I have not driven since and even lost a job because this was on the news. I am so glad that I didn’t hurt anyone! This had to happen for me to make a change in my life. Do you people really want to see a young girl who HAD an alcohol problem go to jail? We’ll guess what I got a good lawyer so I didn’t have to. But I lost everything over this and I am still trying to get it back. I am okay that this happened though because I truly learned from my terrible mistake! But you know what is this town as news station so bored that they put ME, a young girl who screwed up on the news for the world to see? It was bad enough that my mugshot was everywhere! I just feel like you all need to be focusing on real news and real criminals such as murder and rape. Oh and maybe how this government is super twisted.

  • Sara says:

    Don’t believe everything that you hear on the news. I was not even texting! Oh and they didn’t make an example out of me. They didn’t have too. I learned from my mistake, believe that. I’m sure you or someone you know has driven drunk. (Not that that makes it ok) just thought I’d let you know since you seemed to care al much and form an opinion of me when you know nothing about me!

  • guest x says:

    DWI and Texting,guess they will slap her on the wrist and let her go.Wish the DA would make an example out of her.Far to many young ppl text all the time while driving.Its almost as dangerous as driving drunk.

  • craig says:

    I used to live at Cape Harbor and this is not the first time a drunk has plowed into cars. This should not be a reflection on the complex but it seems something is not right. Our friend had her car totaled about a year ago or so when a drunk plowed into some cars at Cape Harbor. I am glad it was just cars and not people. Some one could really get hurt. Of course it happened at 1:00 am so who in their right mind is out walking at that hour?

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