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Collision with Parked Semi Leaves Country Deputy Accused of Dwi

A motor vehicle accident can occur at any given moment and under a variety of circumstances. However, when there is only one driver involved, authorities may feel more inclined to suspect the presence of unlawful behavior. A county deputy in North Carolina has recently been arrested and charged with a DWI after allegedly hitting a parked vehicle while driving an official vehicle.

According to reports, the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities assert that while driving an agency vehicle, the man struck a tractor-trailer that was parked at an intersection. Upon responding to reports of the collision, authorities claim that they discovered the deputy to be under the influence of alcohol, and he was taken into custody soon thereafter.

It remains unclear if field sobriety or breath tests were conducted or how authorities came to believe that intoxication was a contributing factor. The deputy has since been charged with DWI and has been placed on administrative leave while awaiting the results of an internal investigation. Those who face similar charges may be uncertain of their legal rights and perhaps unsure of where to turn for guidance concerning what comes next.

Individuals who face DWI charges may face difficult decisions that could have a substantial impact on the rest of their lives. Those who wish to make informed decisions regarding their future could consult with a defense attorney for guidance on how best to approach the situation. An attorney in North Carolina can advise a client of the consequences he or she may face and provide assistance in preparing for subsequent legal proceedings.

Source: wncn.com, "Durham County deputy charged with DWI after wreck in agency vehicle, officials say", Jan. 29, 2018

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