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.
Law enforcement authorities reportedly arrested a NC State University basketball player on Jan. 5 around 1 a.m. The player, who is a guard on the men's team, was charged in connection to an incident in which a car was struck by pellets.
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.
The North Carolina General Statutes describe robbery as the unlawful taking of property from another individual by the use of force or by the threat of force. It is a felonious offense under state law.
The penalties for drunk driving in North Carolina can be severe, and even first-time offenders may be sentenced to jail time. North Carolina has seized the vehicles of over 8,000 motorists convicted of DWI since harsher sanctions were introduced in 1998. A driver is considered intoxicated in the state when they have a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, but this limit drops to .04 percent for those with a commercial driver's license.
A joint investigation involving authorities across the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina has resulted in the detainment of 19 people. The investigation was a response to an increase in overdoses and deaths related to heroin use. Officials say that at least 94 people have overdosed and 11 others have died from heroin use in High Point this year, and only 40 percent of these cases involved people who live in the city.
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.
According to Charlotte officials, a contract employee was said to have embezzled more than $50,000 from the city's transit system. The alleged embezzlement was supposed to have taken place over a period of two years.