Did you know that an 8-car passenger train traveling at 80 mph needs about a mile before it will finally grind to a complete halt?
Apparently, one driver in Garner was too impaired to get the memo. Police arrested 24-year-old James Harrington of Wendell after he parked his car on the tracks and found himself at the mercy of an incoming Amtrak Silver Star heading to Miami, delaying the train’s trip for 2.5 hours. He was charged with DWI, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of a crime. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident.