North Carolina man arrested for DWI; his motorcycle confiscated
A North Carolina man has had his motorcycle confiscated by law enforcement, and he also faces a slate of charges after a recent drunk driving arrest in Jones County. The Pollocksville man reportedly was on his way to a court ordered drug counseling program when a deputy spotted the man on his motorcycle. A report in the Jacksonville Daily News says that the deputy decided to make a traffic stop, but the basis of the original stop is not clear in the newspaper account.
The deputy claims that after he activated the blue lights on his squad, the motorcycle rider sped up, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The deputy claims that a chase ran through a school zone and no passing zone.
Eventually, the Pollocksville man pulled over, according to law enforcement. The deputy claims the bike rider stumbled as he got off his motorcycle. The deputy says that he could smell alcohol on the motorcyclist’s breath. The man was eventually charged with driving while impaired.
However, the Pollocksville man’s plight is even more complicated by the overall allegations. Authorities reportedly confiscated the man’s bike after the arrest under a new North Carolina law known as “run and done.” Authorities allege that the biker had fled police during the incident.
The man has been charged with felony fleeing police, and has also had his motorcycle confiscated based upon the allegations that he tried to outrun law enforcement in the alleged attempted traffic stop.
In addition to the DWI and felony fleeing and eluding charges, the man faces allegations of careless and reckless driving, speeding through a school zone, and speeding in a no passing zone.
The 20-year-old motorcyclist was put in jail with bail set at ,000.
Source: Jacksonville Daily News, “Motorcyclist charged with DWI on way to drug counseling,” Francine Sawyer, June 5, 2012