Charlotte, NC — August 8, 2017, Benjamin Graves was arrested in as the result of an alleged drunk driving accident which killed Curtis Saunders.
Authorities from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reported that the accident happened on July 21, at around 2:00 a.m., at the intersection of North Tryon Street and Austin Drive.
Investigators stated that 23-year-old Graves was driving a Dodge Challenger along the roadway when it somehow lost control and traveled off-road. The vehicle crashed and overturned, coming to rest on its roof.
As a result of the crash, Saunders, also 23, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Police allege that Graves was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was arrested on August 8, and he currently faces charges of driving while impaired and reckless driving.
No additional details have been released at this time.
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