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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

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.

Drunk driving arrest for man on golf cart at US Open

A correspondent for NBC was at the 2014 US Open, and he was being driven around the course by another man on a golf cart. He had been dropped off near one of the tee areas when the driver decided to leave, and he passed a police officer on the way out, allegedly running over his foot.

Fayetteville woman receives sentence for felony DUI incident

Driving while under the influence is a serious offense that puts the life and limb of other motorists and pedestrians at risk. A Fayetteville, North Carolina, woman who made the choice to drink and drive is learning this lesson the hard way.

22-year-old marine killed in DWI accident

According to local North Carolina police, a 22-year-old man was struck and killed on the morning of Feb. 16. A 19-year-old driver was accused of hitting the man, who was a marine, before colliding with a tree and a utility pole while intoxicated.

Man dies after North Carolina traffic accident

A 53-year-old man died as the result of an accident in North Carolina Dec. 12. A 39-year-old man was driving a Jeep around 5:30 p.m. when he allegedly drove into the path of an SUV. The Jeep flipped over, and several passengers were injured as a result. The injured passengers were transported to the local hospital. The types of injuries suffered by those involved in the fatal accident and their current conditions are unknown.

Two injured in North Carolina multi-car crash

Two people were injured in a three-car accident that took place a little past 10 p.m. on Oct. 26 near the I-40 interchange on NC-42. According to authorities, alcohol and speed were both factors in the car accident. A driver heading east on NC-42 ran a red light and hit another driver who was attempting to make a left turn onto NC-42 from the I-40 off ramp. He then hit another westbound car that was stopped at the same red light.

North Carolina Court of Appeals upholds felony conviction

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has decided that a convicted felon will remain behind bars for killing two cyclists. The fatal accident occurred in 2011 when the driver of the car hit a man and his son as they were riding their bikes. The prosecution showed that he was under the influence of bath salts and alcohol at the time of the incident.

North Carolina man sues bar after fatal DUI crash

The estate of a drunk driver killed in a fatal accident is being sued by a former North Carolina legislator who was injured in the crash. The lawsuit, which was filed on July 23, is seeking $10,000 each in punitive and compensatory damages.

Former state legislator files lawsuit over fatal DUI crash

A former North Carolina state legislator recently filed a lawsuit stemming from a 2011 car crash that resulted in the death of the other car's driver. The man who was killed was a friend. The two became friends after they both ran against each other for election for the same seat in the North Carolina State General Assembly. According to court documents, the suit names both the estate of the man killed and a local wine bar as defendants. The documents allege that the person who was killed drank too much at a local wine bar and that the bar continued to serve the man alcohol even after it was evident that he had become intoxicated.

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