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House Democratic caucus director received DWI

Posted on July 14th, 2014 No Comments

Thirty-three-year-old House of Representatives Democratic caucus director Casey Wilkinson was charged with speeding, intoxicated driving, and a revocation of his license on June 12, reported.

Wilkinson was arrested on South Saunders Street. Earlier that same night, eight Democrats of his caucus voted to approve the House’s initial proposed budget of $21.1 billion for the financial year 2014-2015, supported by the Republican majority. Seven cast their vote for the final budget the next day.

Wilkinson was released by the police on the condition that he would uphold his court appearance. House Minority Leader Larry Hall confirmed on June 13 that Wilkinson is still with the caucus, and they are attempting to gather all of the information about the incident.

If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Raleigh, a defense attorney at the Law Office of Jim Black may represent you in the legal process to help you get the most favorable outcome possible. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 919-600-4609.

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Ex campaign aide of John Edwards gets DWI charge

Posted on June 18th, 2014 No Comments

Forty-eight-year-old Andrew Young, the former aide to presidential candidate John Edwards in the 2008 elections, was taken into custody in Raleigh by the police and was charged with driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse, reported on June 9.

Police officers made the arrest on Rock Quarry Road at around 11:45 p.m. on June 8. When asked by the authorities where he came from earlier that night, Young said he attended a concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheater, where he ingested four beers before leaving for home with his child. In 2006, Young was convicted of a DWI and possession of alcohol on city property.

A driving while impaired charge in North Carolina is a highly-punishable offense. Should you find yourself charged with a DWI in Raleigh, immediately contact an experienced DWI attorney from the Law Office of Jim Black to ensure your rights are protected. Call our offices today at 919-600-4609 to discuss your situation.

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One dead, two injured in I-40 teen DWI accident

Posted on June 5th, 2014 No Comments

Police authorities in Raleigh, North Carolina are conducting an investigation to learn the details of the one-vehicle accident that killed one teen and seriously injured two others on Interstate 40, WNCN reported on May 29.

According to preliminary investigations, 18-year-old Bunnlevel resident Anastasiya Katherine Bergeron, the driver of the 2001 Toyota sedan, was heading east along the highway when she lost control of the vehicle between Wade Avenue and Chapel Hill Road at around 4:45 p.m. The car careened off the roadway and crashed into a tree at the right side of the interstate.

The Toyota sedan belonged to 20-year-old Chase Morgan Rodgers, the front-seat passenger at the time of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene. Bergeron and another passenger, 17-year-old Cary local Christian Michael Miller, were brought to WakeMed for treatment of their serious injuries. Bergeron currently faces a provisional DWI charge as a result of the accident. Her blood results are also being tested for other substances.

If you are facing driving while impaired charges in Raleigh, enlist strong legal representation from the knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys at The Law Office of Jim Black by calling our offices today at (919) 600-4609.

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Homeless man charged with DWI in Raleigh after collision

Posted on May 19th, 2014 No Comments

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Jerome Joyner, possibly homeless, received charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired, and leaving the scene of an injury accident after being involved in a near-head-on collision on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, & published on May 5.

Although Joyner listed the Durham Rescue Mission as his current address, the organization’s development operations director Tony Gooch said Joyner stopped returning to the shelter as of April 11. According to preliminary police investigations of the incident, Joyner ran into an oncoming car as he was driving the wrong way down southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard. Joyner fled the scene on foot but returned soon after to surrender to the authorities, police investigators said.

A driving while impaired charge in North Carolina is no small matter, as conviction carries with it hefty fines and possible imprisonment. Call our attorneys at The Law Office of Jim Black today by dialing 919-600-4609 should you need legal representation.

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Raleigh driver faces DWI and felony death charges

Posted on May 4th, 2014 No Comments

Raleigh resident Jacob Press, 21, is facing DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, and felony serious injury by motor vehicle charges in relation to a two-vehicle collision that killed 67-year-old Garner resident Rex Todd.

According to preliminary investigations, Press crossed the median while he was driving along Jones Franklin Road on, causing him to crash into another vehicle that going in the opposite direction.

The driver of the other vehicle, Rex Todd, was found dead on the scene. Todd’s wife Mary, 66, who was a passenger at the time of the accident, was rushed to WakeMed Health & Hospitals where she is recovering from her injuries.

Should you find yourself charged with a DWI or other alcohol-related driving violation in Raleigh, you can seek the highly experienced legal counsel of our attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black. Contact us at 919-600-4609 so we can discuss your situation.

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815 DWI arrests made during St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” program

Posted on April 7th, 2014 No Comments

More than 800 drivers were arrested for driving while impaired from March 14 to March 17 as part of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to an article published on March 25 by the Island Gazette.

North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program director Don Nail said their program aims to ensure that drunk drivers will be penalized for driving behind the wheel after drinking during the holiday, which is traditionally celebrated with large amounts of drinking.

The top five counties that had the most DWI arrests in Raleigh during the campaign included Wake County (92 arrests), Mecklenburg County (64 arrests), Cumberland County (41 arrests), Guilford County (39 arrests), and Robeson County (32 arrests).

Statewide, law enforcement officers issued 1,685 safety belt violations, 282 child passenger safety violations, 6,579 speeding violations, 170 work zone violations, and 729 drug charges.

Should you find yourself charged with driving while impaired (DWI) or other alcohol-related offenses in Raleigh, you should speak with an attorney from the Law Office of Jim Black. We know what it takes to successfully defend people facing such charges and can help. Call our offices today at 919-600-4609.

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Raleigh man pleads not guilty to fatal St. Patrick’s Day DUI accident

Posted on March 13th, 2014 No Comments

In Wake County court, Ray Norman Rouse IV, 35, plead not guilty to second-degree murder on Monday, March 10.

Norman was charged with felony second-degree murder after a 2013 St. Patrick’s Day fatal DWI accident that killed Gaynell Batton Bailey, 79, and her husband, Orson Jackson Bailey, 83.

According to the Raleigh police, in March of 2013 the Baileys were walking east on Wade Avenue around 1 p.m. when Rouse struck them driving at a speed of 43 mph. At the time of the accident Rouse’s blood alcohol content measured at .17%, more than twice the legal limit in North Carolina.

Rouse’s trial date was scheduled for the week of September 15.

If you have been charged with DWI offenses in Raleigh, contact the Law Office of Jim Black to discuss your legal options with a skilled attorney. Call 919-600-4609 today to learn what services are available to you.

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North Carolina attorney arrested for alleged DWI

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Pender County, North Carolina attorney Carl Woodrow Thurman III was taken into police custody early in the morning of Sunday, February 23 in relation to a driving while impaired charge.

Police authorities stopped his vehicle at around 2:30 a.m. while he was driving along Brunswick County. Thurman’s blood alcohol level was calculated as .08 during his field sobriety test.

As standard procedure for DWI offenses in North Carolina, Thurman’s driver’s license will be suspended for the next 30 days.

Thurman, who served as counselor to Pender County and the board of commissioners, did not make any public comments regarding his arrest.

If you need legal help defending yourself against a DWI in Raleigh, seek the legal assistance of attorney Jim Black, as he has extensive experience helping people in this situation get reduced penalties or even get their charges dismissed. Discuss your legal options by calling 919-600-4609.

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Comedian Chris Kattan arrested for drunk driving

Posted on February 13th, 2014 No Comments

Comedian, Chris Kattan, a former member of the Saturday Night Live cast, was arrested in California on Monday, February 10 under suspicion of drunk driving.

Police took Kattan into custody after he hit a Department of Transportation truck around 2:00 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in Encino. The department truck had been resting on the shoulder of the highway after performing maintenance work.

Kattan was booked in Van Nuys jail and promptly released after posting bail.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence it is essential that you consult with a skilled attorney. Legal professionals at the Law Office of Jim Black defend Raleigh drivers against criminal charges. Call 919-600-4609 to speak with a member of our legal team today.

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Raleigh police on the watch for drunk drivers during Super Bowl

Posted on February 9th, 2014 No Comments

The Raleigh Police Department stated it would be on alert for drunk drivers on the road during Super Bowl Weekend, having taken at least 18 people into custody and given out 43 charges by Saturday morning, February 1 at a checkpoint on Glenwood Avenue with the help of other law enforcement agencies.

According to research conducted by the Raleigh police, DWI arrests have been known to increase during Super Bowl Sundays, so the police force will practice “extreme vigilance” when patrolling the roads, especially after the game , police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Sughrue added that police analysts who have studied data for the past three Super Bowls have “noted a slight increase” in DWI arrests as compared with a normal Sunday.

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