Another Camp LeJeune Marine is facing drunk driving charges. Last month, this blog reported that a Marine was recovering in a Greenville hospital after an alleged drunk driving accident. Now, law enforcement says a Marine crashed his car into a utility pole, causing a temporary power blackout to roughly 1.600 homes in the Rock Creek area near Jacksonville last week.
Police claim that the Marine submitted to an alcohol test, showing a 0.09 percent BAC reading sometime after the accident. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says that the service member has been charged with DWI. The Marine was taken to Naval Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the state troopers.
People from all walks of life can find themselves in a position to have to defend against DWI allegations in North Carolina. Pitt County DWI defense lawyers know that discrepancies or irregularities can also arise in any DWI investigation.
DWI charges carry harsh consequences and can haunt a driver for a significant period of time. It is important for people who have been arrested in North Carolina to consider consulting with an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest.
Many media reports about DWI arrests are generated from information supplied by government agencies because a person suspected of an offense has the right to remain silent. Generally, a person should consult with an attorney to protect the important right to remain silent when facing serious allegations.
It is important to remember that the law presumes a person to be innocent of the charges.
It is also important to note that charges remain allegations unless, and until, the prosecutor proves the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt in court. A defendant has the right to challenge the prosecutor against those allegations.
Source: Jacksonville Daily News, “Marine charged with DWI in morning wreck,” Lindell Kay, March 1, 2012