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July 2014 Archives

North Carolina man gets unique sentence in double road fatality

A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a case involving a married couple of motorcyclists received an unusual sentence. A district court judge came in from Orange County to hear their case because the brother of the deceased woman was a Burlington police officer.

Car accident DUI conviction upheld by appeals court

A Wilmington man who was convicted of driving while intoxicated after causing a 2012 accident had his conviction affirmed by the North Carolina Court of Appeals this month. The court handed down its opinion regarding the legality of drawing blood from suspected DWI offenders without their consent in cases of emergency without first obtaining a warrant.

Will North Carolina repeal its motorcycle helmet laws?

Getting on a motorcycle and riding without a helmet is very dangerous. No matter how much experience or skill a rider has, other drivers on the road can succumb to human error and cause an accident that easily kills or maims a motorcycle rider or passenger.

North Carolina man involved in fatal accident

Most drivers involved in an accident that injures their passenger would immediately stop and summon aid for their friend or relative. However, according to reports from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, an Asheville man stands accused of doing just the opposite.