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DWI, other accusations, follow North Carolina crash

Though a motor vehicle accident can happen for a variety of different reasons, it may be easy for law enforcement officials to make assumptions when an accident occurs at a certain time of day. For example, police may quickly assume that alcohol was involved in an accident that occurs during the early morning hours. In fact, a woman in North Carolina now faces multiple criminal charges, including DWI, after police claim she was under the influence at the time of a fatal accident.

Criminal charges for DWI stem from head-on crash

After a car accident, authorities have a duty to investigate fully and apply the law as needed. In some cases, an investigation could result in police officers suspecting that alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident, and a driver could face criminal charges for DWI. If this happens, the accused person likely has a difficult path ahead.

Alleged drunk driver deemed responsible for accident

A driver is likely facing charges after allegedly causing a car accident on Interstate 40 in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to local sources. The alleged drunk driver was involved in an accident that caused a tractor trailer to overturn on the highway. It is not clear whether the driver is in custody at this time or whether or not a criminal defense attorney has taken the case. 

Man charged with drunk driving in North Carolina after crash

All drivers face distractions when behind the wheel. While it is possible to minimize some distractions -- such as avoiding using a phone -- others, such as young children in the vehicle, cannot be avoided. Unfortunately, accidents can happen even to the most safety-minded drivers. Despite this, a man now faces multiple criminal charges after police in North Carolina accused him of drunk driving.

Off-duty North Carolina police officer charged with DWI

Police officers in North Carolina are often willing to sacrifice a great deal -- including their own personal safety -- to protect others. Despite this willingness, their choice to enforce the law often leaves them facing additional scrutiny if they find themselves facing accusations of a crime. In fact, the news is reporting on an off-duty officer who was recently charged with DWI.

The 2-prong nature of North Carolina's DWI law

Most people are aware that the anyone over a .08 blood alcohol content is considered over the legal limit in North Carolina. However, many people will likely be surprised to know that even when under the legal limit, they could still find themselves charged with DWI. This is because, as one sheriff's deputy explains, the state has a "two-pronged law."

North Carolina man accused of drunk driving in fatal crash

The unexpected loss of a life is always a tragedy. Often following a crash that ends in death, law enforcement officials are quick to make a judgment call on the cause of the accident. However, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt before a conviction of criminal charges can occur. Unfortunately, a man in North Carolina now faces criminal charges after police claimed drunk driving was a factor in a recent fatal crash.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal North Carolina crash

It is easy to miss a traffic sign. Even the most vigilant of drivers can accidentally overlook an important sign while driving. While doing so could have tragic consequences, missing a stop sign, for example, often happens without the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, police claim that a man was drunk driving when he allegedly caused an accident in North Carolina that resulted in a fatality.

North Carolina bus crash leads to drunk driving charge

Car accidents happen every day for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, a car that drifts slightly over a dividing line in a roadway can quickly cause an accident. Most drivers in North Carolina and across the country have likely allowed their vehicle to drift over the centerline, typically with no serious harm. However, a woman is now facing accusations of drunk driving after she was allegedly involved in an accident that sent several middle school students to the hospital.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal North Carolina crash

Anyone who has driven on an interstate has likely experienced a moment of drifting slightly off the roadway onto the shoulder. Most instances are relatively harmless, and the driver is able to navigate back onto the correct lane. However, if there happens to be a vehicle on the shoulder, the consequences could be devastating. Unfortunately, a life was recently lost in a North Carolina collision, and police suspect that drunk driving was a factor.

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