Homeless man faces DWI charge after Raleigh two-car crash

From staff reportsMay 5, 2014 

Joshua Jerome Joyner


— A man who is apparently homeless was charged Friday with driving while impaired, leaving the scene of an injury accident and possession of drug paraphernalia and a near-head-on crash on Capital Boulevard.

An arrest warrant charging Joshua Jerome Joyner, 28, lists his address as the Durham Rescue Mission. Tony Gooch, director of development operations at the mission, said Joyner left the shelter April 11.

Police said he was the driver of a car that was going the wrong way in the southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard about 5 a.m. near Wade Avenue when his car ran almost head-on into another.

Joyner then left the area on foot and returned a half-hour later and surrendered, police said.

The woman driving the other car had non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and was taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh.

Joyner had minor injuries.

Joyner was held in the Wake County Detention Center on $13,500 bail for a court appearance Monday.

Police did not say why Joyner had the car he was driving. It was registered to another person, they said.

When Joyner was arrested in Raleigh on misdemeanor charges in March 2013, he was listed as living at a men’s shelter on South Wilmington Street.

No address is listed in arrest records from a January 2013 arrest.

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