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NC Town Council Member Faces Felony Charges for DWI Hit and Run

Plymouth Town Council Member Aneka Gibson faces felony charges for hitting a teenage girl and fleeing the scene, reports WBTW 13. Gibson was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the hit and run.

The accident occurred May 9 at approximately 7:15 p.m., according to troopers. Gibson allegedly fled the scene after hitting a teenage girl who was walking down Main St. Witnesses reported the driver of the hit and run as driving a red dodge truck with chrome wheels. After tracking down the vehicle and realizing the driver was a town council member, the State Highway Patrol was contacted.

According to troopers, Gibson blew an alcohol level of .27, which is three times the legal limit. She has been charged with driving while impaired, felony hit and run and felony injury while being impaired, according to reports.

The teenager is being treated at a nearby hospital for undisclosed injuries. Her condition is unknown.

This tragic story is a good example of why people should not drive while under the influence. As North Carolina personal injury lawyers, Kelly & West represent individuals and families who are injured by negligence such as driving while impaired and hit and runs.

If you or someone you love is injured in a hit and run accident in the Raleigh area, you should contact Kelly & West for help. Our attorneys serve as advocates for injured persons and do whatever they can to make sure the responsible parties are held accountable.

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