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Johnston man charged with impaired driving

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GOLDSBORO — Sheriff’s deputies say they approached a car stopped in the middle of the road and found a Johnston County man “grossly impaired” on alcohol and drugs behind the wheel.

Deputies checked on the apparent stranded motorist Thursday in a travel lane of West Ash Street in Goldsboro. Leamon Earl Canady Jr., 47, of the 600 block of Jack Road south of Clayton, was inside the car. Canady told patrol deputies he was running out of gas, Sgt. M.E. Sellers said in a news release.

Authorities determined Canady was “grossly impaired on alcohol and other controlled substances” and found heroin and meth in the car, according to the release.

Canady was arrested on charges of driving while impaired, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked on an impaired driving revocation.

He was booked into the Wayne County Detention Center in Goldsboro under an $8,000 secured bond.