A 43-year-old coach and teacher in Cary was arrested and charged with both driving while intoxicated (DWI) and child abuse charges this past weekend.
Since September, two Horry County, South Carolina, school district officials have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
Jeff Hardy, a superstar wrestler with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), was arrested on DUI charges last year. He was recently arrested again in North Carolina, making it two sets of charges in two years.
If you are like many football fans, tailgating is the highlight of the season for you. You enjoy manning the grill and meeting up with both new and old friends in the parking lot on game day. You quaff a few beers and share some laughs together before heading for home.
A whopping 70 percent of Americans don't think drivers who are high on marijuana will be caught by police.
The increasing availability of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is at least one reason for the drop in DWI arrests in North Carolina over the past five years -- especially in the state's largest metropolitan areas like Raleigh and Charlotte. That's the conclusion of an investigation by a local Raleigh news team.
Many people think that impaired driving laws apply only when someone is driving a car, truck or commercial vehicle on a public road while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In fact, state DWI/DUI laws can be much broader than that. North Carolina's laws are no exception.
We recently discussed the issue of passengers in vehicles having open containers and how the driver is the one who might face legal issues if this occurs. The issue here is that there is a chance that a driver who is in a vehicle with alcohol might be tempted to take a sip. We know that there are people who can avoid doing this, but others might succumb to that temptation.
When you are out partying with friends, you might have one who is riding in your vehicle who wants to bring their alcoholic beverage with them when you leave the venue. This isn't ever a good idea because of open container laws. Nobody in a vehicle can have an open container in North Carolina. It doesn't matter if the person is the driver or passenger.
Throughout this holiday season, adults must remember that they are free to make choices, but they aren't free to choose their consequences for those. One area that is very important to keep this in mind is when you head out to parties for Christmas and New Year's Day. If you plan to consume alcohol, take the time to find a reliable way home. Even though this might not be too fun, it can help to save you time in jail and criminal court costs, as well as other expenses.