• 61°

DWI driver faces child abuse charges

By Jessie Burchette
jburchette@salisburypost.com
A 26-year-old Salisbury woman has been charged with driving while impaired after a wreck on Crescent Road that knocked out electricity to more than 700 customers Saturday night.
And she faces other charges related to having her three small children in the van while driving impaired.
Cathy Diane Adams, of 1115 Chez Charolais Road, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte for treatment of injuries.
Her three children in the 1988 Ford van were taken by Rowan Emergency Medcial Service to Rowan Regional Medical Center. N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper R.T. Coward said they did not appear to be injured.
Adams was driving on Crescent Road near the intersection with Pop Basinger Road around 8:45 p.m. when she went off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole, Coward said.
The van continued 375 feet before hitting a second utility pole.
Both poles broke off, bringing utility lines down in the road.
In paperwork filed with the Rowan Magistrate’s Office, Coward described Adams as very agitated and abusive to Emergency Medical Service workers and firefighters.
Coward said Rowan Regional notified the Rowan County Department of Social Services of the situation with the children.
Sunday afternoon, a spokesman for CMC-Charlotte said Adams had been discharged.
Law enforcement and emergency personnel remained at the scene for several hours as Duke Power worked to restore power.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

Local

Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, local groups reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

Clubs

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

Education

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School

Nation/World

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip

News

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

News

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT