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North Carolina Man Charged with Drunk and Reckless Driving

Drunk driving charges can stem from nearly any situation, especially around the holidays. Perhaps an officer sees a car swerve slightly and decides to pull the driver over. Maybe an individual causes a car accident that involves another vehicle. And even single-car accidents can lead to DWI charges. One North Carolina man found that out the hard way.

Last weekend, a 22-year-old man was driving in Monroe, North Carolina, when his car went off the road and crashed into a tree. The man and his passenger were both taken to the hospital. The driver was charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and driving without a license. These are serious charges.

After the accident, the North Carolina Highway Patrol conducted an investigation into what caused the crash. They claim that the man was driving 90 miles per hour in a zone that is marked with a speed limit of 55 mph. They say that his speed caused him to careen off the road into a ditch last Friday night. The car then continued into a tree.

This unfortunate event injured both men in the car, and they were taken to Carolinas Medical Center after the accident. They have both already been released.

The multiple traffic violations charges that the driver faces can have serious consequences. DWI alone could lead to jail time, heavy fines and the inability to drive in the future. Combined with reckless driving and driving without an operator's license, the charges could have even harsher punishments. In this situation in particular, the driver should not simply accept the traffic violations. He should present a strong defense to protect his rights.

Source: WSOCTV.com, "Monroe Man Faces DWI Charges After Crash," 19 Dec 2010

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