A major car accident on Feb. 16 in Wilmington has resulted in various charges against the 32-year-old driver believed to be responsible. Charges include driving while intoxicated as well as drug charges. The man has been booked into an area jail and is being held on a bond of $325,000.
A man who allegedly left the scene of an accident after the vehicle he was driving collided with a moped on Dec. 19 has now been charged in connection with the incident, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. News sources report that a 22-year-old female passenger was killed when she was thrown from the moped and that the 19-year-old man who was driving it was seriously injured. Although preliminary reports do not indicate whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, sources now say that the hit-and-run driver is facing charges of DWI and felony death by vehicle.
A North Carolina high school football coach was taken into custody on Nov. 12 on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police claim that the man had a blood alcohol level that was more than double the North Carolina .08 percent legal limit at the time of the incident, and the 43-year-old coach was charged with misdemeanor DWI.
A North Carolina man was taken into police custody early on Sept. 17 after a single-vehicle accident that occurred in a residential area. Police reported that a car crashed into a fence then struck an outbuilding and a house, all of which were on the same piece of property. Local police arrived at the scene of the car accident at approximately 12:54 a.m., but the vehicle's driver was not there.
Authorities in North Carolina have reported that one person was killed and another seriously injured in the early morning hours of July 22 in a one-vehicle accident in Charlotte. Police believe that speeding and drunk driving contributed to the crash. The accident took place on Brown Grier Road at approximately 1:35 a.m. in the Steel Creek area.