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A Roanoke Rapids man faces charges after he was reportedly driving while impaired and crashed into a light pole Wednesday.

A woman and two children were in a van with him which resulted in a contributing to the delinquency of a minor count, along with counts of DWI, damage to property and driving while license revoked.

The charges, according to a statement from Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin, occurred when Sergeant M. Hunsucker was on patrol in the area around 2:30 p.m. and observed smoke coming from the roadway.

He then noticed a van had collided with the pole, which caused it to break in half and caused electric lines to fall to the ground.


Witnesses helped provide details to the sergeant. Hunsucker spoke with the driver, Marshall Mosely, 29, who Martin said in the statement was barely able to stand on his own without falling over.

Moseley was arrested on suspicion of DWI and carried before a magistrate where he reportedly began to nod off and became unresponsive.

Lieutenant J. Baggett administered Narcan to Moseley and requested he be checked out again by EMS.

The three passengers escaped the crash with minor injuries.

Moseley was carried to Vidant North for treatment and remained in the hospital after he was charged. His condition was not immediately known.

The department of social services was contacted regarding the children.

Mosely has a December 4 court date.