Man Arrested Twice For DWI in North Carolina
A former candidate for a seat in the North Carolina House ran into difficulties with law enforcement over the past weekend. The former candidate was arrested twice on suspicion of driving while impaired in two separate incidents.
The man faces North Carolina drunk driving charges for alleged incidents arising on both Saturday night and Sunday evening. The former candidate apologized to his political supporters for the incidents.
On Saturday evening, shortly before 10 p.m. a Mount Airy police officer claims the former candidate was driving on U.S. 52 traveling 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit. Law enforcement says the car the man was driving crossed over the centerline on the roadway. The Mount Airy police officer pulled the former candidate over.
The man was subjected to field sobriety tests and allegedly failed. The man reportedly submitted to a breath test later that evening. Police say the breath test showed an alcohol content of .14 percent. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08 percent. Law enforcement charged the man with DWI for the Saturday night incident.
On Sunday evening at roughly 8 p.m. a traffic snarl developed on North Main Street. Law enforcement claims the driver of a car stuck in the traffic jam was blowing his horn excessively. After approaching the car driven by the former candidate, police subjected the man again to field sobriety tests. He reportedly failed the tests and later returned a breath test result of .20 in the Sunday evening incident.
On Sunday the former candidate was arrested and charged with DWI, driving while license revoked and resisting a public officer. The man was released on ,000 bond Sunday from the Surry County Jail.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal, “House candidate arrested twice on two DWI charges,” Paul Garber 2 Nov 2010