Police: Couple gave teen alcohol before fatal wreck
WHITEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a Whiteville couple has been arrested after they served alcohol to an underage driver who was later involved in a fatal crash.
Investigators said 47-year-old Lisa Caffee is charged with giving alcoholic beverages to a person younger than 21, while 51-year-old Ronnie Caffee is charged with aiding and abetting in the underage possession and consumption of alcohol.
Authorities say the couple gave the alcohol to 19-year-old Nicholas Wilkinson at a party at their house. After the teen left, he crashed his car near Chadbourn, killing his 21-year-old passenger.
The Highway Patrol charged Wilkinson with felony death by motor vehicle and DWI. Troopers say he was driving 98 mph when he wrecked.
A phone listing for the couple was disconnected. It wasn’t known if they had an attorney.
Credit: The Associated Press.
- Closings and Delays
- LIVE BLOG: Latest on power outages and road conditions
- Woman’s automatic payments hid her death for 6 years, body found mummified
- Ice, wind down trees across NC; over 300,000 across state without power
- Guilford Co. declares State of Emergency, over 175,000 county residents without power