A former Carolina Beach council member was arrested early Monday morning and charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in relation to a hit-and-run incident. He was also charged with driving while impaired and causing injury to personal property.
Alan Bradley Gilbert, 53, was taken into custody by the Carolina Beach Police Department at 1:45 a.m. at his residence on Atlanta Avenue, according to a news release. Gilbert was driving his car on Raleigh Avenue when he allegedly hit a man who was walking his bicycle down the street, then left the scene. He was later located and arrested at his home, police said.
Court records show the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. According to the arrest warrant, Gilbert was driving his 2003 Toyota Camry when he hit the male victim and his black beach cruiser bicycle.
According to the affidavit and revocation report, the “subject struck a pedestrian with his vehicle, left the scene of the accident, admitted to driving,” and had “slurred speech, red glassy eyes, odor of alcohol coming from breath.” Records indicate that Gilbert agreed to a breath analysis test after he was arrested, after which the arresting officer deemed he was impaired. His driver’s license was also revoked due to another pending DWI charge he has in Wake County.
Gilbert was taken to the New Hanover County Jail, where he was held under a $105,000 bond. The victim, according to Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey, refused EMS treatment and was not transported to a hospital.
Gilbert was elected to the Carolina Beach Town Council in 2006. He unsuccessfully ran for reelection in 2010.