A 30-year-old Greensboro man has been charged with murder after fatally hitting a 38-year-old Greensboro woman. The victim was waiting at a bus stop on Lees Chapel Road when the driver hit a utility pole, the victim, and then a tree before stopping. More information about the investigation can be found here.
While the victim died at the scene, the driver was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver was initially charged with driving left of center, driving with a revoked license, and misdemeanor death by vehicle. Those charges have since been updated to second-degree murder, felony death by vehicle, and driving while impaired. He is currently being held in the Guilford County Jail under a $1 million bond.
Drunk Driving Statistics
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers some startling statistics about impaired driving in the United States. Among the most notable are:
- Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident
- In 2017, over 10,000 people died in drunk driving accidents
- That same year, more than 300,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes
- 50-75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive with suspended licenses
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