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Evidence thrown out in DWI case but woman’s license still revoked

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 No Comments

A three-judge panel at the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that evidence collected in an illegal search or seizure can still be used as evidence in civil proceedings such as license revocation hearings, Monitech reported on February 18.

This is the decision made by the court during the first week of February regarding Surry County resident Myra Lynne Combs’ case, who claims that the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles revoked her driver’s license illegally because her drunken driving case was already thrown out of court.

According to court records, Combs had been driving her vehicle when she was asked to step out by a Mount Airy police officer in 2013 on suspicion of drunken driving.

A Surry County judge declared the traffic stop and vehicle search unconstitutional, paving the way for the court to allow the suppression of evidence in her case. However, Combs’ license was still revoked after she failed a sobriety test and exhibited signs of intoxication, according to the police report.

If you have been arrested for driving while impaired in North Carolina, there is a possibility that you may face jail time and incur hefty fines. Fight against these charges by enlisting the help of a Raleigh DWI defense attorney at the Law Office of Jim Black today by calling 919-600-4609.

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