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Driver faces DWI charges after 2-car crash that injured 5

When a person faces drunk driving charges in North Carolina, it does not necessarily mean he or she will be convicted. However, if a driver is convicted of DWI, the consequences can be life-changing. Along with steep fines, a driver's license suspension and increased rates for insurance, there may be probation or even time behind bars. If drunk driving caused death or injuries to others, the stakes could be even higher.

A 32-year-old who allegedly caused a drunk driving accident was arrested after a two-vehicle crash on a recent Wednesday night. Authorities say the man was operating a van that struck a sedan on U.S. 64 as he was exiting the off-ramp for Interstate 85. Reportedly, the driver was ejected upon impact and then was admitted to a hospital. His condition was reported to be stable.

Apparently, four occupants of the other car suffered injuries, and they were all transported to a hospital. Police say the conditions of three of them were stable, but the fourth occupant's injuries were life-threatening. His status remained critical. The van driver is now facing charges of reckless and careless driving, no driver's license and also a seat belt violation.

There is no indication of how and when it was determined that the van driver was intoxicated, nor was his blood-alcohol level reported. The logical step for a driver in a similar situation would be to retain the services of an experienced North Carolina DWI defense attorney. A lawyer will focus on protecting the accused person's legal rights. After assessing the evidence and studying the charges, the attorney can advocate for the driver throughout the legal proceedings, working to achieve the best possible outcome.

Source: myfox8.com, "Man charged with DWI in Davidson County wreck that injured 5", Nov. 30, 2017

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