Three injured in accident
Tuesday Pinehurst PD Officer Foley was dispatched to the Big Lots parking lot located at the 2200 block of Macarthur Dr. On arrival, Officer Foley saw a white 1999 Ford Expedition turned over on its passenger side. It appeared the vehicle had rolled completely over at least once.Officer Foley located three injured male passengers, one female juvenile injured passenger, and the injured driver, later identified as William Edwards Mounts III. The driver stated that another vehicle caused him to swerve and overturn his vehicle but witnesses and evidence at the scene indicated there were no other vehicles involved and the driver was driving recklessly. The driver admitted he had been smoking marijuana and taking pills before the accident. Drugs were found at the scene during the investigation. One victim was Life Flighted for serious injuries. The driver, Mounts, was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries then arrested for a Felony Fugitive warrant from Maine. He was transported to the Orange County Jail for booking. The accident is still being investigated and other charges may be pending. West Orange PD and Pinehurst Fire Department assisted.