Friday, August 31, 2012

Drunk driver charged in Gastonia after crashing into emergency room.

A man in Gastonia has been charged with drunk driving after crashing into Gaston Memorial Hospital's emergency room.

Fifty year old Gary Edwin Bledsoe drove his pickup truck into a planter that crashed into a window at the emergency room Wednesday night. Bledsoe was also charged with driving with a revoked license and reckless driving.  

Gayla Smith, a passenger in Bledsoe's truck, stated that Bledsoe was taking her to the hospital after she had been stung by a bee and was having breathing problems. Smith says she lost consciousness before the crash. She said that Bledsoe saved her life, despite her injuries from the accident.  

Documents at the magistrate's office state that Bledsoe had a blood alcohol level of .10 percent - which exceeds the state's legal limit of 0.08.

No one else was injured in the accident.