Son of Shallotte police chief faces DWI, drug charges
People from all walks of life can find themselves facing charges for driving while impaired in North Carolina. News has broken that the son of the police chief in Shallotte, North Carolina, is facing new DWI charges. The 29-year-old has had a previous brush with the law. The man’s father says that the young man previously has faced drunk driving allegations in North Carolina.
The man was driving erratically early Monday, according to a Sunset Beach police officer. The officer conducted a traffic stop around 2:30 Monday morning after the alleged erratic driving conduct observed on Georgetown Road near N.C. 904. But the new allegations go beyond DUI charges. Law enforcement accuses the Shallotte man of drug crimes as well, after the traffic stop.
The arresting officer claims that a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia were discovered in the Shallotte man’s Chevrolet pickup truck. It is not clear how law enforcement discovered the alleged drugs and paraphernalia.
The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a slate of North Carolina criminal charges. He is facing felony heroin charges, and the allegations of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also accused of DWI, failure to comply with conditions placed on his driver’s license that restrict him from having a 0.04 percent or greater blood alcohol content and other driving offenses.
The man was booked into the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detention Center early Monday. Bond has reportedly been set at ,000 on the DWI and drug-related criminal charges.
- Star News, “Son of Shallotte police chief faces DWI, drug charges,” Cassie Foss, Aug. 20, 2012
- WECT News, “Shallotte police chief’s son arrested, charged with DWI,” Nadine Maeser, Aug. 21, 2012