In January, a Millbrook High School student was killed in a car accident. North Carolina law enforcement agencies and the Department of Alcohol Law Enforcement conducted investigations into the circumstances surrounding the tragic fatal car accident.
Investigators had said that an underage drinking party led to the tragic fatal accident, and a wide number of underage alcohol offenses where brought against several people and DWI charges were filed against a 16-year-old followed the extensive investigation. This blog previously discussed several of the charges filed in prior posts.
One of the Raleigh men charged in the aftermath of the fatal car accident pled guilty Wednesday to charges leveled in the aftermath of the ALE investigation.
ALE agents had alleged that the 21-year-old Raleigh man had purchased a bottle of rum for a 16-year-old who was charged with driving while impaired, felony death by motor vehicle and other offenses on allegations the he was driving the car involved in the fatal accident.
Authorities say the 16-year-old registered a 0.29 percent blood alcohol concentration in a chemical test conducted after the car accident. A young woman who was riding as a passenger in the car died in the crash.
The 21-year-old Raleigh man who was charged with purchasing the rum reportedly pled guilty this week to two counts of purchasing alcohol, and was sentenced in criminal court Wednesday. The judge reportedly imposed 12 months of probation, community service, a fine and court fees in sentencing the Raleigh man.
Underage alcohol charges were filed against several other people ranging in age from 15 to 18-years-old after the investigation.
Source: WRAL, “Man pleads guilty to buying alcohol in fatal teen DWI crash,” May 9, 2012
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