A crash on a Charlotte road has led to criminal charges against the driver. The man was traveling westbound in the early morning hours and reportedly lost control of his vehicle. The truck crashed into a tree, killing one of his passengers and injuring two others. He is now facing a DWI charge, along with charges of driving without a license and two felony charges related to his passengers.
A North Carolina officer has been accused of driving under the influence after a traffic stop. Another officer apparently spotted the man's car traveling at a high rate of speed over railroad tracks. The vehicle bottomed out and the accused turned the vehicle left, but was swerving and driving erratically. The officer stopped the vehicle and the accused is now facing charges of driving under the influence.
Being charged with drunk driving can unfortunately lead to serious repercussions, even if an actual conviction is never obtained. North Carolina residents who face a drunk driving charge can have their reputations in the community harmed by the mere allegation. A DWI conviction can lead to more serious consequences, such as financial penalties and even prison time. Nevertheless, state and federal law guarantees each individual charged with a crime the presumption of innocence until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A man is accused of causing a tragic accident that killed one woman and injured several others in North Carolina. Authorities allege the man was driving while impaired prior to the accident. The man was traveling toward the city of Cherryville when his Kia was said to have crossed over the center line. It apparently collided with a pickup truck head-on. Both the driver and passenger of the truck sustained serious injuries.
A Charlotte woman is lucky to be alive after a recent accident that sent her car into Lake Wylie. The accident occurred on the afternoon of July 2. Although she did not appear to sustain any physical injury from the crash, she is now facing a charge of driving under the influence.
A young man is facing a number of criminal charges in connection with a deadly accident that occurred recently in Charlotte. The 20-year-old has so far been charged with DWI, underage drinking, felony death by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. He will need a strong criminal defense to confront these charges.
A teenager recently admitted to driving while impaired after her vehicle crashed into a North Carolina home. The 17-year-old says she skipped her classes at Gaston College and spent time drinking with her friends at a residence close to the school. She and a 19-year-old friend were on their way back to school when the car veered off Puetts Chapel Road, apparently going about 75 miles per hour.
On March 13, a North Carolina man's pickup collided with a bicycle while traveling along an interstate. According to a local news report, the cyclist died a little more than a week later at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Police have charged the driver of the pickup with DWI, having an open container, transporting spirituous liquor and failure to maintain lane control.
Law enforcement agencies in North Carolina go through spells of what they call "cracking down" on drunk drivers, and setting up checkpoints on the roadways is one way police officers try to increase DWI arrests.