Allegations of DWI can often have far reaching collateral consequences. Any Greenville DWI defense attorney knows that a DWI conviction can haunt many people in future job searches. Many businesses and professions conduct background searches for prior criminal charges including DWI.
In some cases allegations alone can cause people hardship in the workplace. Saturday, the principal of a Martin County school turned in his resignation from his position. The resignation followed a Washington County arrest for DWI on April 8. The principle was allegedly driving while impaired on North Carolina 45 in Washington County.
Law enforcement set up a driver’s license checkpoint near the Bertie County line on N.C. 45 April 8. Police claim the 54-year-old veteran educator was stopped during the April 8 operation. The former high school principle reportedly was administered a breathalyzer test after being stopped at the checkpoint. Police arrested the educator at roughly 6:24 p.m. Law enforcement claims the breathalyzer results exceeded a reading of .08 alcohol content; the legal limit is .08 in North Carolina for the purposes of DWI law.
The former educator reportedly also faces charges of possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage and driving without a license. The 54-year-old is scheduled to appear in court to face the charges on June 28.
In addition to the criminal charges, the 54-year-old is subject to license revocation. License suspensions and revocations can make travel very difficult for people in North Carolina. Once suspended, many people face additional suspensions after being pulled over in subsequent investigations. An experienced driver’s license reinstatement attorney can assess what options may be available for drivers who have lost their driving privilege.
Source: The Daily Reflector, “Principal arrested for DWI resigns,” Brenda Monty 15 Apr 2011