The financial analysis company NerdWallet recently released a report showing the relationship between impaired driving charges, fatal DUI accidents and insurance premiums. The report compared these data points from the nation’s 150 largest cities in order to examine how insurance rates are affected by drunk driving convictions in different areas.
A North Carolina woman’s legal problems went from bad to worse recently when authorities discovered that she had allegedly faked her own disappearance to avoid a scheduled court date. Her husband has been accused of aiding her in the scheme and is also facing criminal charges.
Independence Day is a time for celebration with family and friends, and oftentimes those celebrations involve alcohol. Taking a few extra minutes to plan a sober ride home this weekend can make the difference between a fun-filled holiday and an arrest for drunk driving.
Attorneys have been arguing NCGS 20-139.1 that the failure of the CMPD property sheet to list everyone in the chain of custody - along with a description of the material & statement that the material was delivered in essentially the same condition as received - should preclude admission of the blood test. Sometimes, if not often, getting overruled when the judge says it goes to the weight not admissibility.
The United States Supreme Court issued an important decision recently concerning cellphone searches by police during an arrest. Because the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the entire country, the decision will affect how these searches are conducted here in North Carolina.
It may sound like the opening line of a joke, but in fact it's a true story and a serious one at that: A man is facing felony charges in North Carolina after allegedly driving a golf cart over a state trooper’s foot at the U.S. Open. The golf car driver has been charged with impaired driving and a number of other offenses in connection with the incident.
An incoming freshman football signee with the University of North Carolina has been arrested and charged with felony larceny after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry and watches from an acquaintance. According to news reports on the story, the 18-year-old returned the items to their owner and turned himself in to the authorities.
When it comes to deciding whether it is safe to drive after consuming alcohol, many people count drinks per hour or rely on other rules of thumb to estimate their likely levels of impairment. In other cases, people simply rely on how they feel. Unfortunately, however, these methods are unreliable at best and relying on them can easily result in impaired driving charges for people who sincerely thought they were sober enough to drive.
A former employee of the North Carolina A&T University Foundation has been arrested and charged with embezzlement as well as a number of other white collar crimes, including computer fraud, corporate malfeasance and obtaining property by false pretenses. The foundation has accused the employee of using her position within the organization to steal about $400,000 since 2011.
Anyone planning to celebrate Memorial Day in North Carolina this weekend is advised to put a little extra thought into planning a sober ride. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up for a widespread crackdown on drunk driving over the holiday weekend.
This will be the fourth year of the annual statewide campaign known as "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive." Last year's campaign resulted in 310 alcohol-related arrests over Memorial Day weekend. Similar enforcement efforts are scheduled to take place other summer holidays in North Carolina, including Independence Day and Labor Day.