WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a drunk driver crashed his car overnight into two phone poles in the 6000 block of Park Ave. near Greenville Ave.
WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says Russell Hampton Parker, 31, of Wilmington, hit the poles around 1:20 a.m. EMS took him to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries.
Rawley says charges, including habitual DWI, are pending, but Parker has not been charged because he is still in the hospital.
Department of Corrections records show Hampton was convicted of DWI in 2007 in Duplin County and a year later in Wayne County. Both of those crimes happened in 2006. In each case Hampton’s license was revoked and he received a suspended jail sentence and probation.