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FIRST ON 3: Ambulance driver charged in deadly wreck, has long list of traffic violations

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The ambulance driver involved Monday in a wreck that killed 18-year-old Sarah Allen has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. This is not Joseph David Fancher’s first run-in with the law. A records search shows he has a long list of traffic violations.

According to Brunswick County court documents, Fancher received:
> a speeding ticket in January 2003 for doing 65 mph in a 45 mph zone
> a speeding ticket in April 2003 for doing 75 in a 55
> a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt and driving while his license was revoked in October 2004
> a citation for not having insurance and an expired registration in January 2008
> a ticket for an expired inspection in April 2008
> a citation for not having insurance or a license in January 2009
> a ticket for no insurance and a canceled, revoked or suspended tag in January 2011.

Fancher was driving an Amera-Tech ambulance Monday around 9 a.m. when investigators say he ran a red light at US 17 and Main Street in Shallotte and hit Allen’s car. Highway Patrol initially cited him for not stopping at the red light.

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