Man gets two DWI charges in 14 hoursPosted by Breathalyzer Guy
A Fayetteville man was charged with driving while impaired last week — twice about 14 hours apart, police say.
Anthony Mangum, 34, of Lake Avenue, was stopped by Fayetteville police at 11:55 p.m. June 25 after Mangum drove his 1993 Mitsubishi onto the curb of Swain Street, near Skibo Road, said Sgt. John Somerindyke.
A breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol level was .23 percent. The state’s threshold for being impaired is .08 percent.
Mangum was charged with DWI, and his license was revoked for 30 days, Somerindyke said. Mangum was released after posting a $1,000 bail.
About 2 p.m. Thursday, police received a report about a reckless driver on Santa Fe Drive near the All America Freeway, Somerindyke said.
The driver was Mangum, operating his Mitsubishi, Somerindyke said.
Officers tried to stop the car, but Mangum, not realizing that police were behind him, kept driving, nearly hitting another car head-on, Somerindyke said.
Mangum was stopped at 2:11p.m., Somerindyke said, and officers found an open pint of gin in the car.
He was given a breathalyzer test — again — and registered a blood-alcohol level of .27 percent, Somerindyke said.
Mangum also was driving on a revoked license, Somerindyke said, so police seized his vehicle in accordance with state law.
Mangum was released from the second charge after posting a $500 bail.