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.
When an individual is involved in a North Carolina car crash, life takes a series of unexpected turns. The victim and their family are often consumed with attending to the immediate medical needs, which can take days or even weeks. Then the sometimes long process of recovery begins, which requires adjustment on the part of all family members. It can be quite some time before one's thoughts turn to their options for legal recourse against the party responsible for a serious car accident.
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.
Authorities seem to insist on making warrantless searches whenever they think they can, which then exposes their arrest to Fourth Amendment constitutional challenge. That may issue may come up in a warrantless search and arrest of three people for drug charges in North Carolina recently. Two residents of a home in Elizabethtown, along with a man found in their front yard, were charged with numerous drug offenses.
Even in a slowly-recovering recession it seems that there ample numbers of people with millions to invest on highly risky ventures. That appears to be part of the scenario surrounding the arrest of a 66-year-old North Carolina man on securities fraud charges. Federal authorities obtained an indictment against the man for running what they characterized as a Ponzi scheme.
When the police arrest someone on a homicide charge for a recent event to which there were no witnesses, it's reasonable to question the details and validity of the arrest. That may be the situation developing in the recent violent crime arrest of a 21-year-old man as a suspect in the murder of a 42-year-old North Carolina man in his home a few days earlier. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced that they arrested the man without incident.
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.
A North Carolina man who reportedly found his wife with another man is now facing criminal charges. He is accused of assault, property damage and other actions after the incident. Authorities believe that the man arrived at a house and found his wife inside, apparently drinking with one of the male occupants. Roommates who were home at the time contacted authorities and claimed that the man forcibly entered the residence.
North Carolina authorities recently arrested a 32-year-old man after investigating what appeared to be a suspicious vehicle early one morning. He is now facing drug charges as a result of what occurred. The arrest came when officers arrived to the scene and say they noticed several people inside of the vehicle.
A North Carolina biker has died in a tragic crash. The 41-year-old man died when his bike collided with a car driven by a 20-year-old woman from out of state. The woman reportedly responsible is now facing criminal charges related to the motorcycle accident.