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Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Gordon Griffen Charged with DWI and Vehicular Homicide

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Gordon Griffen, pastor of Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church (Website currently offline) in Currie, North Carolina, was charged Tuesday with driving while impaired and two counts of vehicular homicide. The News Reporter reports Griffen allegedly hit head on a car carrying Jolena Long Timmons, 51, and her husband, Donald Timmons, 41, killing them both. The Timmons’ daughter, Tiffany, and her fiancé Adrian Conley, were seriously injured and remain hospitalized.

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