1 Accused of Dwi After Pursuit and Collision in North Carolina

A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested and accused of driving under the influence in relation to his alleged involvement in a police pursuit and subsequent fatal accident in North Carolina. DWI charges carry serious penalties, which may only increase in severity in the presence of additional charges. Those who face similar charges may wish to prepare for what comes next by focusing on their defense, but the process can be stressful and intimidating.

According to police, the incident took place just before 7 p.m. on a recent Monday when officers came upon a vehicle that was traveling above the speed limit. They proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, and claim that during the stop, the driver began to flee. Authorities assert that after reaching high speeds and attempting to navigate a turn, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which subsequently launched into the air and crossed into another lane of traffic.

Authorities assert the vehicle struck three others during this period, one of which was fatally injured in the process. After an alleged pursuit on foot, the man was taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident, including drunk driving and second-degree murder. Charges of this nature are serious, and if convicted, he could be facing a variety of potentially life-altering consequences, such as a prolonged prison term.

When facing DWI charges, one may benefit from seeking guidance from an attorney as soon as possible. By speaking with an attorney, a person in North Carolina could obtain some much-needed advice on how best to approach the situation. An attorney can thoroughly evaluate the circumstances a client is facing and assist in pursuing the best outcome achievable during subsequent legal proceedings.

Source: wncn.com, "Police: Drunk driver ???drags??? trooper, goes airborne in deadly NC crash", Dec. 19, 2017