As everyone knows, the blood alcohol limit for a driver in North Carolina -- let alone every state in the U.S. -- is 0.08. When a driver violates the DWI law in North Carolina, they are subject to drunk driving charges. Eventually they will get back out on the road. But when they do, are they still subject to the 0.08 BAC limit?
The answer is "probably not." Instead, if you have a prior charge for driving while intoxicated, you are then subject to a blood alcohol limit of 0.04. However, there are a couple of exceptions to this rule. If your driving record is superb, then you may be off the hook. Additionally, if your first DWI saw you arrested and convicted after July 1, 2001, then it could impact your second offense.