Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Cars, Flees from Police
An Aberdeen man is facing multiple charges after he apparently drove drunk through downtown Pinehurst, hit several parked cars and then fled from police.
Coy Robert McMillan, 23, was arrested Saturday night near the Tater Barn on McIntyre Road. Police charged him with driving while impaired (DWI), careless and reckless driving, driving without insurance, hit and run property damage, displaying a revoked registration plate and a drivers’ license violation, according to Pinehurst Police.
Police say McMillan had been drinking in a downtown establishment when he left and got behind the wheel of his Dodge truck.
“He backed into a car on Dogwood, went down Market Square, turned left on Magnolia and then went left on Chinquapin,” said Capt. Floyd Thomas, of the Pinehurst Police Department. “At the intersection of Chinquapin and Cherokee, where the Christmas lights are, he hit a stop sign, a street sign, a yield sign and a planter.”.
McMillan then turned onto Cherokee and “plowed five cars near the Holly Inn,” Thomas said.
After hitting the cars, Thomas said McMillan attempted to turn left onto Everette Road, but stalled the truck when he drove it up on the curb and then fled on foot.
Officers arrested him on McIntyre near the Tater Barn with the keys to the truck in his possession, Thomas said.
Thomas said McMillan had a blood alcohol level of .22 and his license is revoked and on indefinite suspension from a 2008 DWI conviction in Richmond County.
His vehicle was seized following the incident.
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