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Trooper: ECU wide receiver falls asleep, overturns car

By Justin Lowenhagen, Producer
Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:58:51 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 26 2012 02:44:51 PM CDT

--Pitt County -

An ECU football player has been charged with reckless driving after he overturned his pick-up truck early this morning.

The highway patrol says that sophomore Danny Webster Jr. was traveling north on NC 43 toward Greenville around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when he fell asleep at the wheel. He went off the road to the right, then overcorrected and ran of the road to the left. He proceeded to strike a ditch, which caused his Chevrolet pick-up truck to overturn.

Webster had a female passenger with him who suffered minor injuries and was taken to Vidant Medical Center. He was treated at the scene and released.

Webster currently serves as a wide receiver on the team.