Wreck leads to DWI charge
By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — 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. Campbell’s 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 results will take some time, said Salisbury Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.
The officer noticed Campbell’s 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.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.