Wrightsville Beach employee suspended after crashing town truck

Crash on April 10, 2019 in Wrightsville Beach. (Photo: Lumina News)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (StarNews) — A Wrightsville Beach town employee has been suspended after an alleged DWI crash that damaged a town vehicle.

Joshua Lovato, 42, is charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving, injury to property and possession of narcotics, according to Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens.

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Owens said Lovato was a town sewer and water employee.

The crash happened at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Lumina Avenue, Owens said. Lovato, driving a Town of Wrightsville Beach truck, allegedly crashed into a parked Volvo and the front of a home.

Owens said the Volvo was totaled and the front steps to the home were destroyed. The town vehicle also sustained damage.

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