A new bill in the North Carolina Senate would save lives, if the legislature acts to pass it. SB 619 would require all drunk driving offenders to install ignition interlocks in their vehicles. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been … [Read more...] about MADD to North Carolina: Pass This Ignition Interlock Law Now!
Some legislators in North Carolina are on a mission: make the state a model for strict DWI laws. As we have noted before, two strong DWI bills have passed in the House and are going to the Senate. One of these bills is attracting some controversy. House Bill 32 reduces the blood alcohol … [Read more...] about North Carolina’s New DWI Bill
Chases The Elusive Zero-Zero Limit
The North Carolina House has shown what it’s made of. Legislators passed two DWI bills which, if they became law, would make life tougher for drunk drivers in the state, and thus make the roads safer for everyone.
Support was overwhelming for both House Bill 31 and 32. The first bill changes the … [Read more...] about Two Strong DWI Bills Pass First Hurdle.
Next Stop: North Carolina Senate
A drunk driving offense is not judged solely on its own terms. If you're arrested for DWI, the authorities need to determine if you pose a threat to the safety of others. Hence, if you have one or two previous DWI convictions, you can generally expect a more severe punishment than your first offense … [Read more...] about What is a DWI Lookback Period?
Being held up at a sobriety checkpoint is never fun. Moreover, many people have concerns about them, and this has led to legal battles, and even a Supreme Court case. And while the controversies won’t be settled anytime soon, you should have the facts in case you are stopped at a North Carolina DWI … [Read more...] about North Carolina DWI Checkpoints — Just What Does the Law Say?