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Two Killed in Matthews Collision: Man Thereafter Charged with DWI

A car accident in Matthews, North Carolina along Independence Boulevard resulted in the death of a grandmother and her daughter.  The accident occurred near the Matthews Festival Shopping Center, according to the police report.

Police report that a Chevy Trailblazer collided with their Honda CRV.  Four people were in the car; two of which were grandchildren who are expected to survive.  The driver was reported to have been drinking before the accident and is being charged with DWI and reckless driving.  Police report that additional charges are expected to be filed.

In North Carolina, there are four aggravating factors when it comes to DWI enforcement.  These include: (1) Prior history of DWI – one with a prior history of DWI within the past seven years, may be charged as a habitual offender; (2) driving with a suspended license; (3) causing a car wreck – if you have been arrested for DWI after causing an accident which causes a death or serious injury, this will increase the charge; and (4) driving with a child in the car – if the child is under the age of 16, they are classified as a child.  Further, this may result in a felony under North Carolina law.

In the case above, the man who caused a car accident as a result of DWI will face felony charges for allegedly causing the death of two while intoxicated.  This is why it is important for him to have an appropriate defense.  If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI or Felony DWI, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  For a consultation, call us at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.