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North Carolina school bus driver arrested on DWI charges

A 63-year-old North Carolina woman was arrested and accused of driving under the influence, and now could lose her job just before reaching retirement age. According to the North Carolina school district that employs the woman, she has been driving school buses for the district for the last 12 years.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps facing second drunk driving conviction

During the 2012 London Summer Olympics, many North Carolinians were glued to their television screens as they cheered on the swimming sensation known as Michael Phelps. During that Olympic Games, Phelps went on to break world records, winning a total of 18 gold medals and 22 medals total.

What are the penalties associated with a DWI in North Carolina?

Individuals in North Carolina who face drunk driving charges may be subject to significant penalties that will have significant and numerous personal and professional ramifications. After a DUI conviction the ripple-effect of consequences is set in motion and can quickly result in an individual losing his or her job, motor vehicle and freedom. Additionally, A DUI conviction is likely to negatively affect an individual's personal relationships and create financial hardships.

Knowledge and know-how critical to defend against criminal charges

Individuals in and around the Charlotte area who are facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges have a lot is at stake. A criminal conviction related to drug charges, DWI, assault, theft or fraud can negatively impact an individual's life in innumerable and often unforeseen ways.

In North Carolina, DUI can dramatically affect car insurance

The financial analysis company NerdWallet recently released a report showing the relationship between impaired driving charges, fatal DUI accidents and insurance premiums. The report compared these data points from the nation's 150 largest cities in order to examine how insurance rates are affected by drunk driving convictions in different areas.

Avoid drunk driving charges this Fourth of July

Independence Day is a time for celebration with family and friends, and oftentimes those celebrations involve alcohol. Taking a few extra minutes to plan a sober ride home this weekend can make the difference between a fun-filled holiday and an arrest for drunk driving. 

Golf cart driver facing felony charges after run-in at US Open

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.

Don't rely on rules of thumb to avoid drunk driving charges

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.

NC law enforcement to step up DWI enforcement this Memorial Day

Anyone planning to celebrate Memorial Day in North Carolina this weekend is advised to put a little extra thought into planning a sober ride. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are gearing up for a widespread crackdown on drunk driving over the holiday weekend.

Woman accepts plea deal in second-degree murder, DWI case

A woman accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal pedestrian accident has recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The North Carolina woman was reportedly high on drugs and texting while driving when she hit the 75-year-old pedestrian, causing her fatal injuries. In her plea deal, other charges -- including DWI -- were dropped.

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