Mebane man charged with DWI in deadly Christmas Eve accident

Nelson Keith Stanford (Mugshot provided by: Alamance County Sheriff's Office)

Nelson Keith Stanford (Mugshot provided by: Alamance County Sheriff's Office)

GRAHAM, N.C. — An Alamance County man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after police say he fatally struck a Burlington man on Christmas Eve. 

Lt. Brad Shirley with the Graham Police Department says Michael David Holland, 41, died in the accident, which happened shortly before 6 p.m. Monday on N.C. 54/East Hardin Street near the intersection at Whittemore Road. 

According to Shirley, Holland was crossing the five-lane section of highway when he was struck by a 1994 Audi sedan driven by Nelson Keith Stanford, 47, of Mebane. 

Stanford was arrested and jailed under a $40,000 secured bond. 

The suspect is charged with DWI and driving with a revoked license.  Shirley said more charges are pending review by the District Attorney’s office. 

His first court appearance is slated for March 8. 

Shirley said there a passenger was riding with Stanford, but the passenger was not charged. 

No other details were available. 


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