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Impaired man causes traffic accident

SALISBURY ó A Salisbury man, who authorities believe was impaired, caused a collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Industrial Avenue, blocking traffic for nearly an hour.
Michael Allen Campbell, 22, of 12950 Bringle Ferry Road, was charged with driving while impaired, a misdemeanor.
Salisbury Police investigated the incident, which occurred around 7 p.m. Campbellís Honda Accord struck a pickup towing a trailer.
Campbell received a cut to his head and was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
It is unknown what impairing substance was in his system, the report said. Blood was drawn at the hospital, but getting results will take some time, Salisbury Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said.
The officer who investigated the wreck noticed Campbellís speech was slurred, he was lethargic and his pupils were constricted.
Campbell was released into the custody of a sober adult, his stepfather.
In 2008 and 2009, Campbell was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

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