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Driver with 3 DWIs cited in fatal crash
17-year-old killed in Gaston County collision

Posted: Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2010

A Gaston County man with three prior DWI convictions was charged
Monday with second-degree murder after an SUV he was driving slammed
into a car and killed a 17-year-old girl who had recently graduated
from North Gaston High School.

Howard Clay Pasour, 28, of Bessemer City, is in jail on $2 million
bond, awaiting a first court appearance this afternoon.

In addition to the murder charge, Pasour also faces charges of
aggravated felony death by motor vehicle, habitual DWI and two counts
of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, said Gaston
County District Attorney Locke Bell.

Pasour's previous DWI convictions all occurred in Gaston County. Court
records also show more than a dozen arrests on traffic, drug, larceny
and charges. He'd been cited several times for driving with a revoked

Pasour was 19 when he was first arrested for DWI in November 2002. The
legal drinking age in North Carolina is 21.

Two more DWIs came in May 2008, within two weeks of each other. On the
first, May 17, he almost hit four people near a Food Lion in
Cramerton, court records show. After he was asked to sign a form for
an alcohol test, he "kept passing out," the records say.



Only way to stop this is to throw drunk drivers in prison. They never
stop on their own because they are psychopaths with no conception of
right and wrong.
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I can just hear the crazy libertarians now. " Drunk driving laws are
part of the nanny state mentality destroying america. People should
be allowed to do whatever they want."