Blotter for July 5: Juvenile busted for drunk driving

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 5, 2024

SALISBURY — A juvenile registered a blood alcohol content reading above the legal limit for an adult following what could only be described as a joy ride.

According to reports from the Salisbury Police Department, an officer observed a Ford F-250 fail to stop at a stop sign on West Horah Street around midnight on July 2. 

The driver of the vehicle reportedly ran another stop sign before striking a parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Old Wilkesboro Road. The driver continued down Old Wilkesboro Road before cutting over to Monroe Street and eventually coming to a stop on Wilkins Lane. 

The car reportedly belonged to the suspect’s mother and it was unclear if the juvenile had permission to be operating it. Juvenile petitions were taken out for felony fleeing to elude. Citations were issued for multiple hit and runs and stop sign violations in addition to driving while impaired.

Details on the juvenile’s identity were not made public given their age.

In other Salisbury Police reports

• An assault reportedly occurred on Mahaley Avenue between 4:20 a.m. on July 1 and 12:34 a.m. on July 2.

• Drug possession reportedly occurred in the 500 block of Shaver Street between 7:40 and 7:54 p.m. on July 2.

• David Lynn Stewart, 37, was charged with possession of a controlled substance on July 2.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

• Forgery reportedly occurred on Shue Road in Salisbury between Feb. 16 and July 26.

• Burglary reportedly occurred on Kesler Road in Cleveland between 4 p.m. on June 28 and 7:45 a.m. on July 1.

• Larceny reportedly occurred on W. Ritchie Road in Salisbury between 8 a.m. on June 28 and 8 a.m. on June 29. It was reported on July 1.

• Shoplifting reportedly occurred on Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury between 8:34 a.m. on June 25 and 3 p.m. on June 28. It was reported on July 1.

• Larceny reportedly occurred on Hidden Valley Road in Salisbury between noon and 8 p.m. on July 1.