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.
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.
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.
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.
Following a tragic car accident that killed two bystanders, a man was arrested under suspicion of hitting the two victims. The 21-year-old University of North Carolina Wilmington student faces multiple charges that include driving while impaired, death by motor vehicle and unspecified drug charges. The young man now must focus on his criminal defense against these accusations.
Law enforcement officials are often held to a higher standard than most North Carolina citizens. For the head of many departments, it is important that their officers' reputations are above reproach, especially when it comes to criminal activity. However, many departments are willing to wait to pass final judgment on their officers until after the courts have done their job. This was not the case for a deputy who is facing a DWI charge.
Parents have a special legal duty to protect their children which the law takes seriously. A driver also has a responsibility to follow the rules of the road, especially refraining from driving while under the influence. Unfortunately for one woman, law enforcement authorities in North Carolina are accusing her of failing to fulfill both of these duties. The woman was recently arrested and now faces a drunk driving charge and a child abuse charge.
A young North Carolina man finds himself facing a drunk driving charge stemming from a fatal car accident. The accident claimed the life of one passenger in his car. The drunk driving charge also includes a charge of causing bodily harm to the two other survivors from the wreck.
A North Carolina man was recently arrested in Charlotte for suspected drunk driving after he crashed into four patrol cars. It was discovered that he was supposedly driving while impaired with a child in the car at the time of crash. He is officially charged with driving under the influence, child abuse and reckless driving.
Law enforcement has arrested a Dunn, North Carolina woman and she now faces a drunk driving charge. She was originally pulled over for suspected driving while impaired and in the process of the traffic stop, she backed into a patrol car. She was arrested on a drunk driving charge and is under a $1500 bond.