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Rep. Larry Womble charged with death by motor vehicle

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Rep. Larry Womble’s booking photo taken May 24, 2012 at the magistrate’s office in Winston-Salem. (Courtesy: Winston-Salem Police Department)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — State Rep. Larry Womble has been charged in a deadly December accident that killed a man.

Womble appeared at the magistrate’s office around 2:30 p.m. to turn himself in. He faces  a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge in connection with the crash.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court on June 6.

The warrant states a “failure to maintain lane control and colliding with another vehicle.”

Womble said he has no comment at this time.

On December 2nd, Womble’s eastbound Acura crossed the center line on Reynolds Park Road and crashed head-on into David Allen Carmichael’s westbound Chrysler.

Carmichael died in the accident.

Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

According to a report from The Associated Press back in February, The N.C. Attorney General’s office will handle any potential prosecution of Womble.

Earlier this week, Womble returned to the NC House floor to attend a public hearing for the Eugenics compensation.

“This is my personal bill.  Had a lot of sweat, blood and tears invested in this bill and I’ve been working on it for 11 years and I wanted to see it through.  I couldn’t just let it go without being here to help push it,” Womble said.

Legislators and victims personally congratulated Womble for coming to the meeting, giving a speech and for all the hard work he put into the bill.

Womble wouldn’t say when he’ll be back to the floor again.

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