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17-year-old high school student charged with DWI

Last Thursday, part of U.S. 501 was the site of a fatal car wreck involving drunk driving. As ABC 11 reports, a 17-year-old Northern High student was drunk behind the wheel at two in the morning when he apparently lost control of his car, went off the road, hit a tree, and the car flipped over.

There were several passengers in the car at the time of the crash, including 20-year-old Justin Mylott, who was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle.

According to a statement released to ABC 11, the Durham County Public Schools said, "Our students, both current and former, are part of the DPS family. We are grieving the loss of Justin."

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that the 17-year-old might face additional criminal charges, in addition to driving while intoxicated, which are likely felony-type Level One or Level Two DWI.

According to ABC 11, the 17-year-old was also charged with drinking alcohol with a provisional driver's license.

Source: ABC 11, "Northern High student involved in fatal crash," 10/15/11

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