Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Five Construction Workers on I-77

An investigation is underway after a suspected drunk driver hit five construction workers on I-77 north.

📅   Tue January 31, 2017 - Southeast Edition
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North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a suspected drunk driver hit five construction workers on I-77.
North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a suspected drunk driver hit five construction workers on I-77.

North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a suspected drunk driver hit five construction workers on I-77 north in the early morning of January 31, 2017.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Charles Breeding. He was charged with DWI.

Troopers say that Breeding was traveling north on I-77 near the Brookshire Freeway exit when he was too disoriented to follow traffic cones set out by workers. Authorities say he then hit three work truck trucks and hit the workers. 

According to Highway Patrol, two of the workers suffered serious injuries but everyone is expected to recover.

For more information, visit www.wcnc.com.