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May 2017 Archives

Young woman killed in car accident after graduation party

Three young people who were at a graduation party in North Carolina piled into a small Toyota Scion to head home. The driver of the Scion was a 21-year-old man, as was the passenger in the front seat. Behind them in the rear seat, without her seat belt on, was a 22-year-old woman.

Cycling accidents increase in the summer

North Carolina Department of Transportation estimates that 20 bicyclists are killed each year in the state while riding their bicycle. About 960 bicycles are involved in accidents with other motorists. Watch for Me NC is a campaign designed to bring awareness to bicycles and pedestrians on the road. The NCDOT sponsors the campaign. With so many cyclists getting back out on the road, it is important to know when accidents are more likely to occur.  

Zero tolerance means the 0.08 limit does not apply

The common perception is that you need to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 to be charged with a DUI. This is not always true. You can be charged if you blow into a breathalyzer and your BAC is over the limit. However, just coming in under the limit does not mean that you'll avoid charges.

Can you set traps for people who break into your house?

You move into a new area, and the neighborhood isn't the best. You're worried that someone is going to break into your house, either while you're there or when you're at work. You decide to set traps that can deter them, protecting your assets and your family. Is this legal?