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North Carolina mom faces drunk driving charge and other charges

Parents have a special legal duty to protect their children which the law takes seriously. A driver also has a responsibility to follow the rules of the road, especially refraining from driving while under the influence. Unfortunately for one woman, law enforcement authorities in North Carolina are accusing her of failing to fulfill both of these duties. The woman was recently arrested and now faces a drunk driving charge and a child abuse charge.

The police claim they found the woman, who is a medical doctor, driving while under the influence with her three-year-old child as her passenger. The woman allegedly collided into a mailbox, according to reports released by authorities. Callers had informed police of a car driving erratically prior to the police arresting the woman.

After the police pulled the woman over, they gave her an impairment test which showed that her blood alcohol content was significantly higher than the legally allowed limit. Additionally, a domestic dispute had occurred prior to being arrested, according to police reports. The incident resulted in her husband taking out a warrant for her arrest over an alleged assault.

It appears certain that the woman in North Carolina has a variety of criminal issues she will have to deal with in the near future as a result of the incident. Not only will she have to answer for the drunk driving charge, she is also dealing with child abuse allegations and assault accusations. However, all defendants are entitled a chance to defend themselves in the court of law. There may be a variety of ways to resolve these criminal charges.

Source:, "NC doctor accused of driving drunk with child," Joe Borlik, July 18, 2013

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