Former John Edwards aide faces DWI, child abuse charges after Luke Bryan concert
RALEIGH — Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young is facing several charges following an incident after a Luke Bryan concert Sunday.
The 48-year-old Chapel Hill resident was pulled over on Rock Quarry Road around 11:45 p.m. following a reported road rage incident, according to WTVD.
Police say the incident started when Young punched another car after being cut off in traffic while leaving a Luke Bryan concert.
Warrants indicated that Young had his 13-year-old child in the vehicle with him and admitted to drinking several beers while at the Walnut Creek concert.
Officials said Young had red, glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, but refused a breathalyzer test.
Young is facing misdemeanor child abuse and driving while impaired charges. He was released from jail on a $2,000 bond.
Young was a key staff member in Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign.
The once loyal aide, who later wrote a tell-all book, falsely claimed paternity of Edwards’ baby with then-mistress Rielle Hunter and helped hide her from the media for nearly a year.
In 2012, during former Senator Edwards’ campaign corruption trial, Young turned against his former boss and testified for the prosecution under an immunity agreement.
Edwards was acquitted of all charges.
Young’s wife Cheri testified during the trial that Andrew Young “drank a lot in 2006 and 2007” as Edwards attempted to keep Hunter a secret.