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Car crashes through Durham home, driver charged with DWI

Durham, N.C. – Before a 2012 Toyota Camry was an uninvited guest inside an Amber Stone Way home, it first introduced itself to Courtney Hill’s vehicle. “My parents came downstairs and said ‘Courtney, someone just hit your car,'” she said. “And I’m thinking ‘no way.'” When Hill stepped outside at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, she noticed damage to the front driver’s side of her Nissan Murano. “Before we can think, the car immediately…you hear the gas and they reversed very ... Read More »

Greig woman sent to jail on felony drunken-driving charge

LOWVILLE — A Greig woman was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to jail time on a drunken-driving charge. Jody L. Houghton, 49, of 7224 Sweeney Road, was sentenced to one year in county jail, a three-year conditional discharge, a $1,000 fine, $570 in court fees, an 18-month driver’s license revocation and mandatory participation in victim impact panel and ignition interlock programs on a charge of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, to which she pleaded guilty Feb. 27. She was ... Read More »