We're coming up on the most joyous time of year for many people. Unfortunately, this holiday period also includes some of the most deadly days of the year on our nation's roads. This is due to a combination of more people on the road and increased drinking.
People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that a breath test is solid proof of a DUI that can't be challenged. They look strictly at the numbers, determining that a driver who blew over 0.08 must have been legally too drunk to drive.
If you're being charged with a DUI, you don't always have to accept it. There are a few defense tactics that can sometimes be used to combat these charges. Though this is not an exhaustive list of all of your options, a few potential tactics are noted below:
It's fair to say that the consequences for a driving under the influence conviction here in North Carolina have far-reaching consequences. Let's review some of them.
A Wake County sheriff's deputy who was a member of the Driving While Intoxicated Task Force was fired last month by the Sheriff. His termination occurred after a district court judge signed an order disqualifying the 15-year veteran of the sheriff's office as a competent witness due to his lying on the witness stand and falsifying documents in DWI cases.
If you're facing misdemeanor DWI charges, you need to know exactly what the charges are, and that means looking at the five different levels that can be used in North Carolina. They are as follows:
A neighborhood in Charlotte is breathing a sigh of relief this week after a high speed chase ended in many people's front yards. Although no one in the neighborhood was injured, some people are saying that had the circumstances been any different, there could have been some serious injuries as a result.
Just north of Dunn, in the town of Garney, a community still mourns the loss of an 18-year-old teen who lost his life a little over a week ago in a deadly roll-over accident that also injured two other teens. It's a tragedy no one in the town will soon forget.
Most North Carolina drivers need little reminding when it comes to the dangers of drunk driving, yet there appears to be those few out there who need a little more reminding than others. Hopefully for one High Point man, the fact that his negligence ended in the loss of life may be the reminder he needs to never be drunk and get behind the wheel of a vehicle ever again.
A man was arrested for drunk driving after hitting a motorcycle and causing a third vehicle to crash into the accident scene. The accident happened early Sunday morning just after 1 a.m. at the Edenton Street and West Street intersection, according to the Raleigh police. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the motorcycle has been charged with DWI. The driver of the third vehicle involved and the motorcyclist were both taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.