The spring season also brings spring break, the prom season, followed by the high school and college graduation seasons in North Carolina. Each year, associated with these events, young people find themselves hauled into court on underage drinking and driving, or the more traditional driving while impaired charges in North Carolina.
Authorities say that the rider of a moped was injured in an accident with another vehicle Saturday night near the Greenville Mall. The moped rider suffered personal injuries in the crash and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
People in Pitt County may have often heard about field sobriety tests associated with an investigation into driving while impaired offenses. These exercises, which commentators may often say are seemingly cloaked in scientific garb, are often used in North Carolina. Officers may later seek to testify in court about their observations to support an arrest, and as evidence of impairment.
Authorities accuse a 20-year-old North Carolina man of several crimes after an alleged dispute at a restaurant over the weekend. Among the charges is the accusation that the young man committed assault with a deadly weapon while he allegedly drove through the parking lot while leaving the establishment.
Authorities say that a Stanley, North Carolina, woman crashed into the rear of a school bus in Lincolnton on Tuesday afternoon. The bus was stopped on the road. When a trooper from the North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene, the trooper claims that he suspected the woman was impaired.
Law enforcement in Northampton County, North Carolina, arrested a man on suspicion of drug possession and driving while impaired early Saturday morning. Like many DWI arrests, a deputy claims that the Pleasant Hill, North Carolina, man was driving in an erratic manner on Route 301 near Garysburg, North Carolina, around 1:15 a.m.
Search and seizure issues may arise in most any kind of criminal investigation. People in eastern North Carolina may understand that the Constitution places limitations on the government’s authority to conduct a search, or to detain a person. The idea of warrantless searches and stop-and-frisk-type seizures has been on the public radar in many ways in recent times. In relation to drunk driving cases, the ideas of unlawful searches and seizures continue to make waves as well.
School officials at East Carolina University announced last week that Danny Webster is no longer with the football team. The young man was suspended during the 2013 season for undisclosed reasons. He has now been released from the Pirates.