North Carolina Woman Charged with DWI Following Crash

Drivers across the country face multiple distractions while they are driving. Something as simple as a dropped item could potentially cause a person to swerve across his or her lane of traffic while attempting to retrieve it. Unfortunately, doing so could also create suspicion that the person is DWI. In fact, a woman in North Carolina now faces such allegations following a traffic accident that sent her to the hospital.

The accident happened on a day in early June. A witness claims that a woman driving a sedan was swerving across the road, including across the center line. He claims that he attempted to call 911, but an accident happened before he could do so.

The sedan, allegedly driven by a 56-year-old woman, is said to have struck a sports utility vehicle head-on. The driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital for treatment while the occupants of the SUV said they would go on their own. Police say that in addition to the swerving, other signs, including red eyes, indicate that the woman was under the influence.

In addition to the DWI charge, she faces charges of reckless driving and driving left of center. Unfortunately, people facing such accusations in North Carolina are often unsure of how to best proceed with the criminal justice system. As such, many choose to hire an attorney who has the necessary training and experience to advise them throughout the process. With such a professional on their side, defendants often feel more confident in the choices that they must make.