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Sen. Bill Rabon answered questions about an incident in Wilmington in which he was cited by police Sen. Bill Rabon answered questions about an incident in Wilmington in which he was cited by police
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) -

Senator Bill Rabon of Brunswick County on Wednesday addressed an incident he was involved in that resulted in a citation from Wilmington Police.

Police cited Rabon last week for a hitting a parked car in a lot in downtown Wilmington on May 4, and then leaving without making contact with the owner of the vehicle.

Some people criticized Rabon for leaving the scene of that crash.

"It was nothing more than a fender bender that happens in parking lots all the time," Rabon said after the state Senate adjourned its first session back in Raleigh on Wednesday. "I was not aware of it, if I were, you know me, as soon as I heard it, I took care of it. That's all there is to it."

Rabon was cited with "failure to see before backing".

Rabon also said Wednesday he believes the General Assembly needs to come up with a comprehensive bill to address the coal ash issue in the wake of a spill at Duke Energy facility in Eden. The leak sent millions of gallons of a toxic sludge into the Dan River.

Rabon added he believes the company's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County should be Duke Energy's second highest priority for cleanup after the Dan River.

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