Driver charged with DWI for crash involving OBX police car

Troy Baldwin (Photo courtesy of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department)
Troy Baldwin (Photo courtesy of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department)

Videos courtesy Tom Cobin.

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A Kill Devil Hills Police Officer’s patrol car was involved in an accident with another vehicle Wednesday night.

The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. near US 158 and Goddard Street.

A release from the police department said the driver of a Ford pickup was traveling northbound on US 158, when he crossed the center turn lane and hit the police car which was traveling southbound.

Photo courtesy: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.
Photo courtesy: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.
Photo courtesy: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.
Photo courtesy: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.

Video shot by a WAVY viewer at the scene shows a truck and a police vehicle with significant damage. Neither the officer nor the other driver was seriously hurt.

Police arrested 22-year-old Troy Baldwin on a charge of DWI. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is the lead investigating agency.

Troy Baldwin (Photo courtesy of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department)
Troy Baldwin (Photo courtesy of the Kill Devil Hills Police Department)