Drivers pulled over for suspected DUI/DWI in North Carolina know the officer will likely require them to take a breath test.
A recently passed statute will allow DWI Limited Driving Privileges to include driving to and from place of religious worship effective for DWI limited driving privileges issued on or after October 1, 2015
You are stopped by an officer at a DWI checkpoint or after a minor traffic offense. The officer asked you if you have been drinking, where you are coming from, where you are going. While the DWI officer may have some interest in your activities, an additional purpose in asking these questions is to determine if your speech is slurred.
As we discussed in our last blog, a police officer who pulls a driver over must have reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver has committed a crime. In cases where this requirement isn't met, a defense attorney will fight to get any criminal charges that may follow as a result of the traffic stop dismissed. However, according to a recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, evidence collected in an unconstitutional traffic stop may still be used as justification to revoke an individual's driver's license in an Administrative Hearing at NCDMV.
A woman accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal pedestrian accident has recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The North Carolina woman was reportedly high on drugs and texting while driving when she hit the 75-year-old pedestrian, causing her fatal injuries. In her plea deal, other charges -- including DWI -- were dropped.
Law enforcement officials are often held to a higher standard than most North Carolina citizens. For the head of many departments, it is important that their officers' reputations are above reproach, especially when it comes to criminal activity. However, many departments are willing to wait to pass final judgment on their officers until after the courts have done their job. This was not the case for a deputy who is facing a DWI charge.
A young North Carolina man finds himself facing a drunk driving charge stemming from a fatal car accident. The accident claimed the life of one passenger in his car. The drunk driving charge also includes a charge of causing bodily harm to the two other survivors from the wreck.
A North Carolina man was recently arrested in Charlotte for suspected drunk driving after he crashed into four patrol cars. It was discovered that he was supposedly driving while impaired with a child in the car at the time of crash. He is officially charged with driving under the influence, child abuse and reckless driving.
A North Carolina car accident has resulted in the death of one person and injured two others. The driver deemed responsible is now facing a DWI charge and multiple other charges. Authorities plan to arrest the driver after his release from the hospital.
A crash on a Charlotte road has led to criminal charges against the driver. The man was traveling westbound in the early morning hours and reportedly lost control of his vehicle. The truck crashed into a tree, killing one of his passengers and injuring two others. He is now facing a DWI charge, along with charges of driving without a license and two felony charges related to his passengers.