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Kitty Hawk man faces DWI, hit and run charges for Friday incident

Officers with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department were dispatched to a reckless driver call on Bay Drive near 4th Street on Friday, May 22 at around 6:33 p.m. The driver was operating a white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and reportedly ran off the road near Bay Drive and 4th Street. “His vehicle nearly struck pedestrians using the multipurpose path in the neighborhood before crashing into a tree,” stated a press release from KDHPD.

According to KDHPD, the driver, Ralph Clayton Barlow, 40, of Kitty Hawk, drove away from the scene of the collision and was intercepted within three-quarters of a mile at US 158 and 4th Street. After initially stopping for the officer, KDHPD states Barlow fled, traveling south on US 158 before running off the road again near the Dare Centre, less than a mile from the initial stop. “The vehicle went airborne before hitting the wooden bulkhead of a retention pond,” stated the release. “Mr. Barlow was found unresponsive and transported to Outer Banks Hospital for his injuries.”

“There was no active police pursuit in this incident. After leaving the initial stop, offers were still converging on Mr. Barlow at the time he crashed a short distance later,” the release continued. “A blood test was taken at the hospital and a determination of Mr. Barlow’s impairment level will be made after testing.”

Due to his medical situation, KDHPD stated Barlow was not arrested at the hospital. He was charged with driving while impaired, resisting a public officer and hit and run.

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