Raleigh police charge man with habitual DWI in rollover crash

From staff reportsJuly 23, 2013 

— Police charged a man with habitual impaired driving early Monday after, they said, he ran away from a crash in which he totaled the car he was driving when it rolled over, refused sobriety tests and fell asleep in a police car.

According to arrest paperwork charging Shawn Jamar Harris, 31, of 3921 Cold Harbour Drive in Raleigh, he was driving a vehicle that police estimated was going about 60 mph when it crossed the center line of Crosslink Road near Rock Quarry Road about 3 a.m. Monday.

Harris overcorrected and ran off the road and the car rolled over, Officer W.B. Edwards said.

Police found Harris on Rock Quarry Road, they said.

According to their report, he was swaying from side to side and “passed out in patrol car” after refusing to take field sobriety tests.

Police later got a search warrant to get blood from Harris for a test for impairing substances.

Harris was convicted in April 2007 of driving while impaired, the report says, and state records show he also was convicted Oct. 1, 2010, of impaired driving in January and April of that year.

Harris, who police said also uses the name Winfree-Harris, was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

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