Category: DWI/DUI

  • Why drinking and driving is so dangerous

    The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in North Carolina is .08 percent. However, people may be impaired regardless of what their blood alcohol level is. In some cases, they may be too drunk to drive even if they aren’t showing any obvious signs of impairment. This is because it can take up to two…

  • “Are you willing to perform a Field Sobriety Test?”

    Many drivers find themselves on edge when they see the red, white and blue lights flashing behind their vehicles. When this happens, they are eager to complete the traffic stop as quickly as possible so that they can be on their way. Unfortunately, some drivers falsely believe that the easiest way to do this is…

  • Pulled over for a DUI after a long week of studying? Now what?

    You had a long week of classes. Besides lectures and labs, you had a test and a paper due. You were on time for everything and turned in some quality work. After all of that, you just wanted to relax. Going out with friends was exactly what you needed to let loose. You started with…

  • Proposal would toughen North Carolina DWI law

    Though North Carolina has some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation, some people want penalties made even harsher. The legislative Child Fatality Task Force recently voted in support of a proposal to add a requirement for ignition interlock device installation for all those convicted of DWI (also known as DUI), including first…