CHAPEL HILL – Investigations are ongoing, but alcohol and high speeds may have been the cause of Friday’s car wreck on East Franklin Street near Boundary Street. The incident resulted in a snapped telephone pole and the closure of the west end of Franklin Street for many hours.
The watch commander on duty Friday night could not confirm that an impaired driving, driving while intoxicated charge against Ann McCardle Heinz was in connection with the incident. However, the police bulletin reports the charge being cited at the intersection of Franklin and Boundary, where the incident took place.
Pike Electric crews were on the scene until just before 11:00 p.m. installing a new pole. Areas of Franklin near where the incident took place were closed until the installation was complete.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to UNC Hospitals with minor injuries.