New York's blood alcohol concentration limit of .08 percent is identical to that of 48 other states and the District of Columbia. However, Utah has passed new regulations that lower the legal limit to .05 percent, a significant reduction. Some polls show that most Americans support further reductions in the BAC limit in an attempt to reduce accidents. Every day, an average of 29 people lose their lives in car crashes connected to drunk driving with costs rising to over $44 billion annually.
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was accused of driving while impaired after he was arrested on July 21. Two law enforcement officers took the man into custody after they found him in the driver's seat in his vehicle on a street in Wilmington. However, a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department said on July 27 that the trooper is no longer facing charges.
Theft charges vary significantly in severity here in North Carolina. Take, for instance, one of the most basic types of theft charges in the state: larceny. Under state law, some larceny charges come in at the misdemeanor level, while others are felony charges.
In cooperation with local law enforcement officials from across the state, North Carolina's Alcohol Enforcement Agency made over 130 arrests and submitted over 200 criminal charges in connection with a recent raid they coordinated at several locations across the state.
No one in Statesville, North Carolina, wants to deal with a speeding or other traffic ticket. In addition to having to fork over a fine after getting caught going a few miles over the speed limit, for instance, a driver may also have to deal with points on their driving record and higher insurance premiums for the next several months.
A previous post on this blog reported that several people in a town not far from Statesville, North Carolina, had been caught up in a drug bust. Police reportedly found methamphetamine and other evidence of drug distribution in the home that they searched.
Seven people who face multiple drug-related charges after police allegedly broke up a methamphetamine distributing operation. The alleged operation was taking place relatively close to an elementary school in Drexel, North Carolina, which is a town not far from Statesville.
There are right ways and wrong ways to handle the end of a romantic relationship. Generally speaking, legal issues arising from the end of the relationship should be handled through the legal system, while the emotional fallout may be better dealt with outside of the public eye.
It is an age-old adage that "driving is privilege, not a right." Still, despite being a "privilege," a Statesville, North Carolina, resident must rely heavily on his or her ability to drive in order to function in daily life. Perhaps more importantly, the vast majority of people need to be able to drive in order to commute to work and earn a living.
Prior to recent tragic events in another state that have received ongoing media attention, police twice arrested a North Carolina teenager who allegedly threatened to blow up a school in his area.