The law mandates that the names of all persons convicted of certain sex crimes will be placed on the sex offender registry.
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.
What was supposed to be a fun time at the North Carolina State Fair recently turned into a horrific situation when five people were seriously injured on a ride. As a result of this incident, two people now face criminal charges for assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators into the incident believe that the man who was operating the ride disabled some of the safety features in order get people on and off the ride more easily.