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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

You've been hit by a drunk driver, now what?

Being involved in a severe car accident is traumatic enough. A collision with an impaired driver can pose dire consequences for the injured and their families-especially if a casualty is involved. In 1983, North Carolina changed the state's laws specific to drunk driving and grouped all impaired driving into one, which is known as driving while impaired or DWI. That being said, someone is injured by a drunk driver every two minutes. So far in 2016, 378 fatalities have occurred in North Carolina.

New impaired boating law in North Carolina

If the idea of spending a relaxing day on the lake enjoying a few cold ones with friends is your kind of fun, you might want to reconsider your choice of leisure activity. Boating is still fine, of course, but if you do so while impaired, you could be facing harsher penalties in North Carolina if caught.

North Carolina woman killed by drunk driver

One woman has been charged in the death of another following an accident in Asheville, according to local sources. The 45-year-old is being held responsible for the death of a local North Carolina woman after an accident police believe was the result of intoxication. The alleged drunk driver is now facing felony charges related to the crash.

Drunk driving accident injures several; DUI, speeding the cause?

One person is in critical condition and another is in hospital after a driver careened into a tractor trailer. The accident, which happened in the early hours of June 20, blocked traffic for several hours while North Carolina police reconstructed the scene. The suspected drunk driving accident is still under investigation at the time of this writing.

Drunk driving accident in NC leaves two boaters dead

Quite often drunk driving is thought of as being a crime that only occurs on the roadways. North Carolina residents know better since every summer at least one drunk driving accident on the water will lead to senseless boating deaths. This was sadly the case on the weekend of May 31, when two boaters died in what is suspected to be an incidence of drinking and boating.

Law changes may reduce drunk driving accident prevalence in NC

A national watchdog organization has suggested sweeping changes to drunk driving laws in all states, according to a recent report. Here in North Carolina, a drunk driving accident is a sadly common occurrence, with 1,227 in 2011 alone. The National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that a change in the legal limit may help to curb this trend and lower the frequency of DWI-related wrecks both on the state and national level.

North Carolina officer charged in drunk driving accident

A North Carolina police officer faces charges after a recent incident. The sheriff's deputy was charged with suspected drunk driving and has been fired from his post. The drunk driving accident incident occurred in Onslow County.

North Carolina fatal accident kills 1; driver faces charges

A tragic crash in North Carolina has resulted in the death of a man and criminal charges against the driver who may have been responsible. The fatal accident occurred during the evening hours close to a local seafood restaurant. So far, there have been no specific details released about what may have caused the crash.

North Carolina drunk driving accident leads to criminal charges

Some North Carolina families may have had their lives impacted by a drunk driving accident. Any time that someone chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages, it is possible that they could be involved in an accident that results in serious injuries or even a fatality. Victims of a drunk driving accident have legal rights available to them and may be able to seek compensation through the civil courts.

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