No charges in pedestrian collision

Pedestrian intoxicated

By Andy Winemiller -

No charges have been filed against a driver who reportedly struck a pedestrian on Saturday, and the pedestrian allegedly was intoxicated.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday EMS crews were dispatched to McBride Road near the Four Way Volunteer Fire Department’s location after a vehicle struck a pedestrian, according to Surry County EMS Director John Shelton.

Shelton said the pedestrian, Gary Lee Collins, 63, of Glen Terrace, was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

According to the collision report created by N.C. Highway Patrol officials, the vehicle which struck Collins was a 2000 Nissan operated by Manuel Clark Borders Jr., of South Ridge Court in Winston-Salem.

The report indicates Borders was traveling south on McBride Road at an estimated 30 mph when his vehicle struck Collins, who was standing in the southbound lane.

Troopers did not suspect Borders to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident, according to the report. He has not been charged with any violations of law.

However, the report does indicate troopers suspect Collins was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

“Note that the pedestrian was intoxicated during this collision,” Trooper S.N. Bullard wrote in his report.

The result of an unrelated incident, Collins is set to appear in court on March 30 on charges of driving while impaired, operating a vehicle with a revoked license and operating a vehicle without liability insurance or a registration.

He has prior DWI convictions in 1990 and 1992, according to N.C. Department of Corrections records.

On Tuesday an official at Wake indicated Collins was still receiving treatment at the facility but was in good condition.

Pedestrian intoxicated

By Andy Winemiller

Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.

Andy is a staff writer and may be reached at 415-4698.

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