A 29-year-old North Carolina man was recently jailed and charged with drunk driving. He was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse because he had a child in the car with him.
Police officers say the man was involved in a car crash on a Saturday just after 11 p.m. When police got to the scene, they found the man's 11-month-old daughter in the car. According to a police report, officers said the man had a strong odor of alcohol and was slurring his speech. They also claim he was having difficulty walking and was experiencing memory loss. Police did not say whether any other cars were involved in the crash or if there were any injuries from the accident.
No information was provided as to whether the man was subjected to a breathalyzer test and if so, what his blood-alcohol level was at the time of the incident. The man was taken to a detention center in the area under a $3,000 secured bond.
In a situation like this, many things need to be considered, such as the conduct of police officers at the crime scene, the severity of the crash and the man's condition at the time of the accident. Though the man is innocent until proven guilty, a criminal defense attorney can help protect his rights and provide clear options as his case proceeds through the legal system. A qualified attorney in North Carolina can review the incident carefully and use their experience to build a solid defense.
Source: Salisbury Post, "Man charged with drunken driving with baby in car,"Sarag Campbell, Sept. 5, 2011