WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A woman is accused of driving while impaired in a wreck that caused lane closures at a busy Wilmington intersection for hours Tuesday night.
Dayana Soire Alfaro-Turcios, 26, has been charged with Felony Hit and Run, Failure to Stop at a Red Light, Driving While Impaired, Open Container, Exceeding Posted Speed, No Operators License, and Reckless Driving to Endanger.
Just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wilmington police responded to a hit and run involving four vehicles at the intersection of S. College Road and Oleander Dr.
Officers found three of the vehicles at the scene, a broken power pole and a water main leak near the power pole. Two of the victims involved suffered non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Officers were told the suspect vehicle fled west on Oleander Dr. They found the vehicle, now inoperable, in a parking lot nearly a quarter mile west of the collision.
“Impairment was immediately detected upon contact with the driver,” the WPD said in a news release.
Northbound traffic on S. College was diverted up Parkway Drive and southbound traffic was diverted east and west onto Oleander Dr. for several hours following the incident.