A Southern Pines man was charged with Driving While Impaired after striking a tree on Bennett Street Monday in the early morning hours.
The accident occurred in the 800 block of North Bennett at approximately 5:14 am. The white Audi was headed north on Bennett Street when it ran off the right side of the road at a curve and struck a tree. The 32-year-old driver was out of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on the scene. He was taken into custody by Southern Pines Police and charged with Driving While Impaired. The Audi had extensive damage to the front end.
Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire & Rescue and Southern Pines Police Department.