A Roanoke Rapids man was charged Tuesday after a single-vehicle collision with a light pole which also damaged a septic tank.
Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said in a statement Douglas Whitby III, 22, faces charges of DWI, damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He received a $2,500 bond and September 25 court date.
Martin said in a statement that shortly after 11:15 a.m.Officer J. DeSare responded to the area of West Tenth Street near Westside Grocery about a collision.
Master Officer H. Grimes informed DeSare the driver appeared to be impaired.
DeSare observed the driver was reportedly nodding off and had very slurred speech. The officer noticed a straw with a white residue in the floorboard and located a folded paper with a white powder in it believed to be fentanyl.
Whitby was arrested on suspicion of DWI and carried before a magistrate.