North Carolina DWI Auto Fatalities
The Associated Press reports that a recent “Booze It & Lose It” campaign in North Carolina netted nearly 2,900 people driving under the influence over an eighteen-day period that included Labor Day weekend.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported that from August 16, 2013 through September 2, 2013, 2,866 people were arrested for drunk driving. Statistics showed Wake County had the most arrests in the state with 257. There were 220 arrests in Guilford County, followed by Mecklenburg County with 181 and Forsyth County with 118.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), with 389 drunk driving deaths in the State of North Carolina in 2010, and 365 in 2011, our State ranks as one of the most dangerous in the country for drunk driving fatalities.
If you or a family member have been in an auto accident involving a drunk driver, contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens PLLC for a free consultation about your case with an attorney.