Welfare Check Leads to Driver’s Arrest

Welfare Check Leads to Driver’s Arrest

Wayne County Dispatch Communications Center received a call about a male who was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle that was running.  Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was notified.

Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force were dispatched to the intersection of Old Grantham Road & Black Jack Church Road in reference to a welfare check. While Deputies were enroute, Mar-Mac Fire Department arrived on the scene and administered Narcan to the driver. The driver woke back up and was transported to Wayne UNC Hospital.

The driver 34-year-old James Tyler Peacock of Princeton was arrested and charged with: Driving While Impaired, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving while Licenses Revoked, Reckless Driving to Endanger, and Expired registration.