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Newport man charged in morning rollover

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Troopers have charged a Newport man in a morning rollover.

It happened on NC 43 near 1646 in Vanceboro.

Highway Patrol officials said troopers responding to the scene found the overturned vehicle around 7:20 a.m. Monday.

Their investigation determined that 24-year-old Gabriel Gauta fell asleep behind the wheel, ran off the right shoulder, struck a culvert, which caused to the vehicle to spin sideways.  It eventually overturned on its left side and struck a utility pole. 

Gauta was transported and later charged with reckless driving.

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