Independence Day celebrations are a big deal around North Carolina. People tend to go out to parties. Barbeques. Pools. They go boating. There’s a lot of eating, a lot of fireworks… and often, a lot of drinking.
We all know that the legal limit for driving under the influence is .08, but what exactly does that mean? What does it feel like to have a .08 BAC? How can you tell what your blood alcohol content might Continue reading
North Carolina takes driving while impaired (DWI) very seriously. If you are caught with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, you will be arrested and charged with DWI – even if you are a member of law enforcement. Continue reading
Getting pulled over on suspicion of a DUI – driving under the influence – can be a scary experience. You definitely didn’t think you’d be stopped, and you probably assumed you weren’t that drunk to drive. But now that you’re Continue reading
We usually associate getting pulled over in a car with a simple traffic issue – speeding, running a red light or stop sign, failing to use a turn signal, and so on. These traffic violations are considered minor offenses called Continue reading
Maybe you just had a few cold ones and thought you were fine to drive. Or you were surprised to be stopped at a DUI checkpoint, and even more surprised when the breathalyzer registered you as over the limit.
You might not think much of forgetting to wear your seat belt or forgetting to renew your license plate, but these are both example of traffic violations in North Carolina. When you violate state traffic laws, you commit a criminal Continue reading
Like many other states in the nation, North Carolina has been cracking down on drunk drivers in recent years. In 2013, approximately 33% of North Carolina’s traffic fatalities involved drunk drivers, and many state officials and citizens agree that Continue reading