All drivers face distractions when behind the wheel. While it is possible to minimize some distractions -- such as avoiding using a phone -- others, such as young children in the vehicle, cannot be avoided. Unfortunately, accidents can happen even to the most safety-minded drivers. Despite this, a man now faces multiple criminal charges after police in North Carolina accused him of drunk driving.
Police officers in North Carolina are often willing to sacrifice a great deal -- including their own personal safety -- to protect others. Despite this willingness, their choice to enforce the law often leaves them facing additional scrutiny if they find themselves facing accusations of a crime. In fact, the news is reporting on an off-duty officer who was recently charged with DWI.
Most people are aware that the anyone over a .08 blood alcohol content is considered over the legal limit in North Carolina. However, many people will likely be surprised to know that even when under the legal limit, they could still find themselves charged with DWI. This is because, as one sheriff's deputy explains, the state has a "two-pronged law."
The unexpected loss of a life is always a tragedy. Often following a crash that ends in death, law enforcement officials are quick to make a judgment call on the cause of the accident. However, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt before a conviction of criminal charges can occur. Unfortunately, a man in North Carolina now faces criminal charges after police claimed drunk driving was a factor in a recent fatal crash.
It is easy to miss a traffic sign. Even the most vigilant of drivers can accidentally overlook an important sign while driving. While doing so could have tragic consequences, missing a stop sign, for example, often happens without the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, police claim that a man was drunk driving when he allegedly caused an accident in North Carolina that resulted in a fatality.
Car accidents happen every day for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, a car that drifts slightly over a dividing line in a roadway can quickly cause an accident. Most drivers in North Carolina and across the country have likely allowed their vehicle to drift over the centerline, typically with no serious harm. However, a woman is now facing accusations of drunk driving after she was allegedly involved in an accident that sent several middle school students to the hospital.
Anyone who has driven on an interstate has likely experienced a moment of drifting slightly off the roadway onto the shoulder. Most instances are relatively harmless, and the driver is able to navigate back onto the correct lane. However, if there happens to be a vehicle on the shoulder, the consequences could be devastating. Unfortunately, a life was recently lost in a North Carolina collision, and police suspect that drunk driving was a factor.
People often react to potential conflict in unexpected ways. Some may face it head on, but for others it may be instinctual to try to avoid it. Unfortunately, police in North Carolina believe that a man who they claim was drunk driving was attempting to flee after an officer attempted a traffic stop.
Most people in North Carolina would go to great lengths to protect their loved ones. In fact, any event that led to a loved one's injury would likely be devastating. Unfortunately, a young woman is facing accusations of drunk driving in addition to experiencing the associated emotional response following an accident that sent her boyfriend to the hospital.
For many people, the end of a romantic relationship is often complicated. Often, the relationship lingers, and sometimes leads to bitter feelings, including hurt and anger. Regardless of how difficult a breakup can be, it rarely leads to violence. Unfortunately, police have arrested a woman in North Carolina and accused her of drunk driving, assault and domestic violence.