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Fatal accident leaves woman facing DUI charges in North Carolina

Many individuals have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle collision. The penalties for a conviction for drunk driving are serious, and may only increase in severity should the accident prove fatal. A 53-year-old woman has recently been arrested and is facing DUI charges following a recent accident involving a motorcycle in North Carolina.

According to reports, the incident took place at around 4 p.m. on a recent Sunday when a vehicle suddenly collided with a motorcycle at an intersection. Authorities claim the driver of the vehicle failed to heed a stop sign and pulled into the path of the bike. The driver of the motorcycle was rushed to a medical facility soon thereafter, but was unfortunately pronounced dead later.

It is unclear how authorities came to believe the woman was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and no information was provided as to whether field sobriety or breath tests were conducted. According to reports, she is facing charges for driving while impaired and felony death by vehicle in relation to the incident. Those who face similar charges may find the subsequent process stressful and daunting, and seeking guidance in the early stages could be advisable.

Individuals who face DUI charges may choose to prepare for what comes next by focusing on forming a strong defense. Since this can be complex, one could consider consulting with an experienced attorney for assistance in navigating the process. A defense attorney in North Carolina can evaluate the circumstances a client is facing and provide advice on the best course of action to take during subsequent legal proceedings.

Source:, "NC woman in Mercedes faces DWI charge after deadly crash with motorcycle", Dec. 11, 2017

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