Sideswiping Incident Results in DWI Charge in North Carolina

Anyone who has ever driven has likely had an experience where they drifted slightly out of their lane. While this is often innocuous if the lane is empty, the situation can become complicated if such an oversight results in contact between two vehicles. In fact, a woman in North Carolina has recently been charged with DWI after such an incident.

Reports indicate that the 58-year-old woman was driving on a North Carolina road at approximately 11:15 a.m. on a day in August. According to reports, her vehicle allegedly sideswiped a vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light. The first driver is said to have left the scene.

She is said to have pulled over at a gas station. A witness, who was reportedly following her, reports that the woman indicated that she could not remember striking a vehicle. Reports accuse her of smelling of alcohol, being unsteady on her feet, and having glassy, red eyes and slurred speech. She was allegedly driving under the speed limit at the time of the accident.

In addition to the DWI charge, the woman is also accused of driving while license revoked. Unfortunately, she may be confused about the best course of action for her particular case. As a result, she may seek guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can ensure that she is prepared to make informed decisions, including whether to fight the charges in a North Carolina courtroom or accept a plea deal, potentially resulting in a reduced charge and/or shorter sentence, if offered.