Crash leads to heroin-possession charge against Raleigh man

From staff reportsApril 30, 2013 

Andrew James Poore

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— Andrew James Poore, 26, of 7806 Spungold St. in Raleigh, was being held on $80,000 bail Tuesday on heroin possession and other charges stemming from a head-on crash on Atlantic Avenue.

Poore was charged Sunday after being released from Rex Hospital, where he had been treated for injuries suffered in the crash, which happened at Atlantic Avenue and Atlantic Springs Road shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Poore was charged at the time with driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.

Police said they found heroin and two syringes in his car, and he was charged Sunday with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated felony causing serious injury with a motor vehicle.

The injury charge stemmed from injuries to a Wake Forest couple who were taken to WakeMed Raleigh with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Police said Poore was driving a 2002 Chevrolet SUV north on Atlantic Avenue when in crossed two double solid lines and hit the southbound 2005 Cadillac in which Mark F. and Nicole J. Wallace were riding.

The Wallaces' car was forced off the road and hit a tree, police said.

The SUV, which is owned by a Tennessee woman, continued across the southbound lanes and hit a fence at Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden Center, police reported.

Police said in an accident report that they suspected drug use was involved, and they ordered tests to determine that.

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