Two drivers charged with DWI in Calabash head-on crash

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Two Sunset Beach residents have been charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on collision involving each of their vehicles on Beach Drive in Calabash on Dec. 28.

According to Trooper R.N. McDermott with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a 2012 Chrysler minivan driven by Phillip Rushing, 53, of 8929 Carra Lane, Sunset Beach, was headed north when it ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by James Crouthamel, 58, of 220 Azalea Circle, Sunset Beach.

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