Goldsboro man charged with DWI in crash with House Speaker Tim Moore’s vehicle

RALEIGH, NC (WITN) – A Goldsboro man has been charged with ramming a state vehicle that was bringing House Speaker Tim Moore back from a trip to Wilson.

The crash happened on I-87 in Wake County around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Moore, nor anyone in the state vehicle, was injured.

The Highway Patrol said James Brogden, 38, has been charged with DWI, misdemeanor speed to elude arrest, failure to heed blue lights and siren, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, resist public officer, damage to property, and hit & run.

Troopers said Moore’s vehicle was struck multiple times from behind by the pickup truck. The state vehicle was driven by a General Assembly police officer, and after being hit, the officer turned on his blue lights and siren to have the truck pull over.

The 38-year-old Brogen didn’t immediately stop, according to the Highway Patrol, and eventually pulled over a couple of miles down the interstate.

“I doubt he knew who we were,” Moore said. “But when you’re moving at highway speeds you can imagine the kind of things going through your mind at that point.”

Also inside the state vehicle was Rep. David Willis, of Union County, as well as a staffer from the speaker’s office.