Driver who downed traffic light pole in single car crash charged with DWI

Driver who downed traffic light pole in single car crash charged with DWI
Marguerite Merriman (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The intersection of 41st Street and Shipyard Boulevard was shut down for hours after a wreck Thursday night.

Marguerite Merriman has been charged with driving while impaired. Her bond was set at $2,000.

Police say Merriman reportedly drove off the road and struck a pole that was holding up traffic lights in the intersection.

A spokesperson for the police department says multiple crews were called in to repair poles and traffic lights damaged in the single-car crash.

The intersection had reopened to traffic by 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to New Hanover County dispatch.

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