A conviction for DWI in North Carolina can result in serious consequences, including a potential impact on your driving privilege. Wilkesboro Police claim they received a tip that a man was potentially driving a scooter while impaired. A police officer reportedly responded to the area. The officer says he saw a man on a scooter, and eventually pulled the man over on suspicion of driving while impaired.
The police officer claims he followed the man driving the scooter for a period of time. Police claim the man sped through a stop sign on one street, and drove through two more before the officer decided to activate his siren.
Once the officer activated the siren, the man on the scooter pulled over. The Wilkesboro Police officer says he smelled the odor of alcohol when he was interacting with the man. The officer claims the scooter rider apologized for speeding and running through the stop signs.
According to police, the 43-year-old man on the scooter refused to perform a field sobriety test. Apparently the man submitted to a breath test at a later time. However, police say the test registered 0.06 percent blood alcohol concentration, under the North Carolina legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Nonetheless, police apparently impounded the scooter and charged the man with driving with a revoked license and reckless driving. Police claim the man’s license had been revoked due to prior DWI convictions.
North Carolina law has a variety of provisions that allow for suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. Future charges can increase difficulties in getting a driver’s license reinstated. The law on licensing is complex in North Carolina. Greenville and Pitt County area residents can speak with an experienced defense attorney who is well-versed in suspended and revoked licenses to learn what options may be available in recovering his or her driving privilege in the state.
Source: WXII The Triad, “Police: Officer Stops Scooter Driver On DWI Suspicion,” Oct. 5, 2011