Emergency responders extricated a 25-year-old Marine from his vehicle Sunday morning after a single car crash. The Marine, who reportedly is stationed at Camp LeJuene, was flown to Greenville with injuries sustained in the accident. Authorities say the service member crashed his pickup truck into a tree Late Saturday night into Sunday morning-the accident reportedly occurred shortly after midnight.
The Marine is reportedly recovering at Vidant Medical Center, formerly known as Pitt County Memorial Hospital. When the young man is released from the hospital, authorities say that he will be arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. In addition to the North Carolina DWI charge, law enforcement says the Marine will be facing charges for reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.
Sources indicate that the Marine was convicted of DWI in 2010. He reportedly is still on probation for the prior DWI case. In addition to probation from the 2010 DWI allegations, the Marine had his driver’s license revoked, according to news reports.
Driving with a suspended or revoked license itself can cause grief for drivers in North Carolina. State law makes license suspension automatic if a driver gets too many traffic tickets in a short period of time. DWI laws also provide processes for suspending or revoking a driver’s license in the state related to the DWI allegations.
Anyone facing DWI charges in Pitt County, or individuals facing driving while revoked or suspended charges, should consider speaking with an experienced Greenville DWI defense attorney who can review a specific situation and help a defendant to navigate the legal process.
Source: Jacksonville Daily News, “Hospitalized Marine faces DWI charges,” Lindell Kay, Feb. 20, 2012