A 52-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina, refused a breath test as well as a blood or urine test when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk on St. Patrick's Day. Rock Hill police confronted him after he crashed his girlfriend's 2005 Volvo into a metal post protecting a gas pump at a Rock Hill gas station.
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.