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Florida Man Charged with DWI After Smashing Through Utility Pole

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has reported that a Florida man smashed into a utility pole on the intersection of South Blog-HandcuffsBoulevard and Hebron Street at around 2:30 on Friday morning.  Thereafter, he was taken to the hospital and charged with DWI and reckless driving.

After the accident occurred, power was shut off completely for many nearby homes and businesses.  Further, people were not able to purchase tickets for the Charlotte Light-rail due to the power outage.  The busy stretch was closed to drivers of both directions on South Boulevard due to the officer’s misconduct.

Witnesses have reported that people were late for work, school buses were running late, and businesses were unable to bring customers through the doors.  Neighbors were extremely inconvenienced by this accident, and witnesses report that they had to get ready for work in the dark, and some could not take warm showers.

The fact that this DWI caused property damage will serve to aggravate the sentence this man may be charged with, and may result in some pretty hefty fines.  If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a confidential consultation.  You can reach us at our Charlotte, North Carolina office at 704-499-9000, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.