Though this didn’t take place in North Carolina, and therefore does not involve a North Carolina DWI Charge, I find the following article ‘blog-worthy.’ The following article: DWI/DUI – involves grandparents in Florida who decided, after knocking back a few, to tow their 7 year old behind their SUV, up and down an access road, in a hot wheels. The Driver was the young child’s grandfather, and though the article did not mention what his blood/alcohol concentration was, it did indicate that this was his FOURTH DWI CHARGE! I have had clients before who have had previous been charged with North Carolina Driving While Intoxicated and it was not their first charge, but I have yet to have someone on their Fourth North Carolina DUI Charge. The grandmother in this case was seated in the cargo area of the vehicle with the hatch up, cheering on her young granddaughter as she was pulled behind the vehicle in a toy car. The grandmother was also impaired during this event (ideally, one would hope a sober person would not think a drunk driver pulling a child in a toy car behind a real car up and down the road was a good idea). The article mentions that the grandfather has been charged with Driving under the Influence, driving with a suspended license (similar to North Carolina Driving While License Revoked) and cruelty to a child. The Grandmother also faces cruelty to a child charge. From a Raleigh DWI Lawyers standpoint, I obviously do not condone this conduct. Driving While Impaired North Carolina is a serious charge and can be risky to yourself and those with you and/or around you. That being said, the DWI laws in North Carolina have become so strict that individuals who arguably were driving without signs of impairment (certainly less then those that insist on texting while driving or putting on make up as they drive) are catching serious charges with serious sentences. However, in this instance, I’m certain the grandfather will face very serious consequences for his actions. Not being familiar with Florida law, I can’t say for sure, but certainly here in North Carolina he would be facing a jail sentence. It is never advisable to Driving Under the Influence North Carolina, but if you do, contact a local DWI attorney to best advice you on how to proceed. Disclaimer – Information and advice offered in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is specific to North Carolina law. The viewing, receipt and/or exchange of information from this article does not constitute an Attorney-Client Relationship. For assistance regarding your particular legal question speak with an Attorney practicing in the field from which your questions derives.
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