Woman charged twice in one day for North Carolina DWI
A 55-year-old Burlington woman reportedly was pulled over twice within a six hour time frame and charged after each police encounter with driving while impaired. The two separate incidents happened Friday in Alamance County. The woman faces North Carolina DWI charges in two separate cases arising on the same day.
Burlington police officer L. T. Darden claims at roughly 3:30 Friday afternoon he observed a 1991 Geo fail to pull to the right for a fire truck that had its lights and sirens activated. The officer says he conducted a traffic stop of the Geo. He identified the driver as the 55-year-old Burlington woman.
Eventually, law enforcement claims the woman submitted to an alcohol breath test. According to police, the woman blew a .32 reading on the breath test. North Carolina law presumes impairment at .08. The woman was arrested and charged with DWI, failing to heed lights or sirens and having a fictitious registration plate. Police say the woman was released to a sober adult Friday.
Shortly after 9:00 Friday evening, Mebane officer M. Apple says he saw a car driving recklessly and swerving. The officer says he conducted a traffic stop. The same 55-year-old Burlington woman reportedly was taken in for her second breath test on the same day. Police say the woman blew a .30 Friday evening.
After the second arrest for DWI on Friday, the woman was held in the Alamance County jail on ,500 bail. The woman now faces two separate criminal charges for driving while impaired with the underlying allegations occurring roughly five-and-a-half hours apart.
Source: Gaston Gazette, “Woman charged twice with DWI within six hours,” 12 Jun 2011