Driver charged with DWI in wreck that shut Providence Road

Speed and alcohol were factors in a single-vehicle wreck that closed Providence Road on Thursday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Detective R.C. Gormican said.

The car knocked down power lines about 3:30 a.m. It ended up on its roof and was towed away about 6 a.m. Live wires trapped the motorist in the car, Medic reported.

Gormican identified the driver of the 2005 Honda Accord as Stephen Guice. He had life-threatening injuries when Medic drove him to Carolinas Medical Center, Gormican said.

Police charged Guice with driving while impaired.

Guice was traveling inbound on Providence Road near Pine Tree Drive when he lost control and the car ran off the right side of the road, Gormican said.

The car struck a pole and went airborne for a short distance, the officer said. The car landed and struck a retaining wall at the entrance to the neighborhood at Pine Tree Drive and spun into the road, where it came to rest on its roof, Gormican said.

The two outbound lanes in the 5100 block of Providence Road reopened shortly before 7:30 a.m., but inbound lanes remain closed until late in the morning. Levine Jewish Community Center is in that stretch of the road.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Gormican at 704-432-2169.

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