A Newport woman faces multiple charges after a wreck that sent two others to the hospital on Jan 7.
Melissa Dawn Beck, 34, is charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center, resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer, assault on an employee or holder of state office, communicating threats, disorderly conduct and injury to public buildings and facilities.
The crash happened at 9:06 p.m. Jan. 7 on Fontana Boulevard near Sunset Lane, Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus said.
Beck, driving a 1999 Dodge Avenger, allegedly crossed the center line and struck head on a 2011 GMC truck driven by Ronald Hugh Davis, 48, of Havelock, Cyrus said. Two passengers in Davis’ vehicle, daughter Andrea Nicole Jenkins, 20, and wife, Debra Elaine Davis, 45, were transported to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.
Havelock Fire and Rescue using the Jaws of Life had to cut Beck out of her vehicle, Cyrus said. She was transported to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.
Cyrus said that as Officer Loren Boone began his investigation of the crash, he found probable cause to arrest Beck for driving while impaired. Cyrus said other charges stem from Beck’s behavior while at the hospital, though he did not go into specifics.
"It’s alleged that she also resisted the officer and threatened to do bodily harm to the officer," Cyrus said.
Beck is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21 on those charges.
In unrelated cases, Beck is due in court Thursday on charges of resisting a public officer and assault on a government official and has numerous other charges in Craven County, including felony safecracking and felony larceny of a firearm.
Beck is a registered sex offender who served one year and six months in jail for felony indecent liberties with a child.