A North Carolina resident apparently had trouble learning his lesson. The man was arrested for the ninth time on driving while impaired charges, according to authorities.
The man was pulled over by officers on Monday night for running a red light. The man was pulled over while driving his moped and refused a breathalyzer test, according to authroities. This is the man’s ninth DWI in the last 25 years and the man has seven convictions for driving while impaired in other counties.
On the eighth driving while impaired charge for the man, he was pulled over for driving a boat while intoxicated. The man remains in the Gaston County jail under a $250,000 bond.
According to NC law, each DWI a person recieves brings with it a higher level of punishment. Specifically, upon one’s fourth or more offense, there is a mandatory permanent driver’s license revocation. Furthermore, the offense will be considered a felony if there has been three prior DWI convictions within the past seven years. The offense can carry with it one to three years of imprisonment, or a hefty fine.
If you or anyone you know has been charged with a DWI, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to consult with one of our criminal DWI attorneys. Our criminal DWI attorneys handle many types of criminal cases in North and South Carolina. We are licensed in both North and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.