Gastonia Police arrest driver for DWI, other charges after leaving scene of crash

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GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Gastonia Police arrested a 40-year-old Kings Mountain, N.C. man with DWI and multiple other charges after striking a pole and fleeing the scene.

According to investigators, officers responded around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 to Robinwood Road and New Hope Road on a report of a vehicle that had struck a pole. Witnesses told police that the driver had fled from the scene after the crash.

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Officers located a handgun inside the car. K-9 units located the suspected driver hiding nearby.

Police have not identified the suspect at this time. He is facing charges of DWI, leaving the scene of a collision, and possession of a handgun by a felon. He was also determined to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Cleveland County.

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