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Driver faces DWI, drug possession charges

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man’s erratic driving prompted a call to 911 and led to an arrest on DWI and marijuana possession charges. When the officer stopped the pickup, the man had been driving 15 miles over the posted speed limit.

Charles Jovan Feaster, 40, of the 400 block of Heiligtown Road, was charged with driving while impaired and possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI, both of which are misdemeanors.

The caller said a gray Ford F-150 was swerving near the intersection of Statesville Boulevard and West Innes Street. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 2400 block of Statesville Boulevard, not far from SunTrust Bank. Charles Feaster was driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone, police said.

The officer administered field sobriety tests and Feaster failed. His blood alcohol content was 0.20, more than double the legal limit, said police Lt. Greg Beam. The officer also noted in a report that the driver smelled of marijuana. The officer searched the vehicle and found 1.6 grams of marijuana on the floorboard.

Feaster gave a written promise to appear in court.

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