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1 facing drunk driving charges after collision with school bus

There are a multitude of circumstances that can lead an individual to exhibit erratic driving behavior. However, when an accident occurs under similar circumstances, the initial thoughts of the responding officers may lean toward intoxication. A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of drunk driving after he veered into the wrong lane and struck a school bus full of kids in North Carolina.

How successful is the ignition interlock program?

Legislators have recognized that simply taking away someone's license after they have received a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol in North Carolina is often not effective at preventing repeat occurrences. The truth is that people still typically need to use their vehicles to get to work or school.

What you should know about medication side effects and DUIs

When you think about impaired driving and DUI/DWIs in North Carolina, the first thing that may come to your mind is alcohol. However, driving while under the influence of any controlled substance is illegal, so alcohol is not the only substance that could lead to a driving while impaired charge. People who use certain medications can receive DWIs too.

Good things for women to know about drinking and driving

A man who drinks, for example, five beers in three hours will typically be less affected than a woman who drinks the same amount in the same time. This seems unfair, but it is a reality that can lead to bad outcomes. For instance, take a woman who is having dinner with a male friend she split a glass of wine with. He seems fine to drive, so she thinks she is fine, too. However, she may well be at greater risk of being pulled over for DUI.

How DUI charges or convictions can affect an adult's life

When you are charged or convicted with DUI, your life stands to change in a wide variety of ways, some expected, others unexpected. So you can prepare better, here is a look at what has happened to many people in these situations.

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