Driver in head-on crash arrested on cocaine charge

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 6, 2012

SALISBURY — A driver in Thursday’s head-on collision on Industrial Avenue was arrested on cocaine charges Friday.
According to arrest warrants, Christian Eduardo Salazar was charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The warrants did not disclose where the cocaine was found or the amount seized.
Salazar’s 1994 Honda slammed a Ford Ranger pickup head-on Thursday as he attempted to pass a city garbage truck, police said.
Salazar, along with a female passenger and 6-year-old girl were taken by ambulance to Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The girl was not in a child restraint.
A passenger in the pickup was also taken to the hospital.
Salazar had a “rolled up dollar bill and white plate with cocaine residue,” the warrants said.
He was in jail Friday under a $2,500 bond.
On Thursday, a Salisbury Police officer said authorities expected to charge Salazar with driving left of the center line and a child restraint violation.