Update: Reflector reports DUI killer had booze bust while under 21 and driving in 2010
Records indicate the driver in a fatal wreck on Fifth Street that killed one person and left at least one hospitalized Saturday had a history of substance abuse behind the wheel.
Omar Solamen Chahid was convicted in July in Carteret County of driving under 21 while consuming a controlled substance, a class two misdemeanor, according to the North Carolina Department of Corrections. He was sentenced to 18 months probation.
Chahid, 18, was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima at 5:49 a.m. Friday when the car went off the left side of the road and crashed into iron fencing around Greenwood Cemetery before it bounced back into the road and came to rest on its roof, police said.….MORE
More great fun for St. Patricks Day….wreck was at 4:30 am on Friday, March 18th….
(March 20, 2011) — Greenville police have now identified the person killed in an accident on East Fifth Street Friday morning that injured four others. Dead is 22-year-old Taylor Weiss of Greenville.
Police have charged the driver of the car, Omar Solamen Chahid, 18, with driving while impaired. The Pitt Community College student was arrested at his Rodney Road home by Greenville police after police say he walked away from the crash.
The 18-year-old was then transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for injuries received in the accident.
Police have identified those injured as 17-year-old Genna Browning, 18-year-old Emmy Arny, and 18-year-old Nora Sugar, all of Greenville….MORE