Law enforcement officials say alcohol and speed contributed to a single-car wreck just south of Zebulon that sent two local men to the hospital on Memorial Day.
Both Bryan Haynes, 34, of 6909 Fowler Road, Zebulon, and Henry Jones, 33, of 403 S. Wakefield St., Zebulon, were discharged Tuesday from WakeMed after being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Haynes was driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima northbound on the outskirts of town about 4:30 p.m. in excess of 70 mph when the vehicle entered into a slight left turn and ran off the right side of road, according to Trooper B.A. Thompson of the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Thompson said Haynes over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle, which slid into a ditch on the left side of the road and overturned, settling on its roof in the front lawn of the home at 550 S. Wakefield St.
Jones, a passenger in the car, was injured and Haynes was partially ejected from the vehicle, Thompson said, with the car coming to rest on his leg. Open containers of alcohol were present, but officials said it was unclear if drinking took place before or while the men were in the vehicle.
Haynes was charged in the incident with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and a seatbelt violation. Since he had a restricted license stemming from previous DWI convictions, Haynes was also charged with a driver’s license violation for operating a vehicle with any trace of alcohol on his breath, Thompson said.
Also responding to the call were Eastern Wake EMS and the Zebulon Fire and Police departments.