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Blotter: Man charged with habitual drunk driving

A homeless Salisbury man was charged Tuesday with habitual impaired driving after being convicted three previous times of driving while impaired.

The most recent driving while intoxicated charge for Dennis James Hunsucker, 60, came on Sept. 12, according to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The report says Hunsucker was in court on Tuesday for the previous offense, when an assistant district attorney asked a sheriff’s deputy to charge the man with habitual driving while impaired.

State law allows any person convicted of driving while impaired three times in 10 years to be charged with the habitual offense.

Hunsucker’s address is listed as “streets of Salisbury” on arrest forms.

Jail records show Hunsucker has been incarcerated since Sept. 12. He is in jail under a $5,500 bail. Hunsucker’s charges include driving while impaired, communicating threats and habitual impaired driver.

In other Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A man reported a vandalism Tuesday on the 3400 block of Saint Peters Church Road.

• A man reported a burglary on the 200 block of Cedar Drive on Tuesday.

• A man on Tuesday reported robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons on the 100 block of East Liberty Street.

• A woman reported on Tuesday an assault on the 7800 block of Longbriar Drive in Kannapolis.

• A woman reported an assault on the 1100 block of Woodleaf Barber Road on Tuesday.

• Jamal Aaron West, 17, was charged with cyberstalking on the 200 block of North Main Street in Salisbury.

• Hunter Scott Thompson, 16, was charged with financial transaction card takes/obtains on the 1300 block of North Main Street in Salisbury.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.



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