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North Carolina drunk driving: Purpose of the walk-and-turn test

Those who are pulled over by law enforcement officers for suspected impairment will likely be asked to participate in field sobriety tests. There are three standardized tests used in North Carolina, one being the walk-and-turn test. How is this test performed and does is accurately measure impairment?

Teenager accused of drunk driving after North Carolina crash

It is not always easy to predict how a person will react when faced with a stressful situation, such as a police officer attempting to pull a driver over. For some people, the easy answer is to pull over but others may panic. Unfortunately, a teenager in North Carolina faces multiple charges -- including drunk driving -- after police say that he caused an accident while attempting to elude police.

Impaired driver causes North Carolina interstate accident

Every day, workers leave their houses and travel to work. Along the way, many North Carolina residents stop to take care of errands and other business that needs to be tended to with the expectation that they will return home at the end of the work day. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Recently one individual who left his home died in an accident caused by an apparent drunk driver, and the apparent drunk driver found himself being detained rather than going home.

What happens if charged with underage drinking and driving?

If you are under the age of 21 and caught drinking and driving, you could face a myriad of serious criminal and administrative penalties. North Carolina has strict laws regarding underage drinking, and you would be wise to take the appropriate steps to protect your future.

What are the penalties for drunk driving in Ohio?

Whether it is the first time or a repeat offense, getting arrested for drunk driving in Ohio can have serious consequences. If you are 21 or older, you can be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). Those who are underage face being charged with operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVAUC). Both can result in criminal charges and loss of driving privileges. 

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