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February 27, 2015
Sonya Tien

Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

On January 19, 2015, a Wake County motorcyclist was killed in a DWI accident caused by a woman who was allegedly speeding.  Police state that the drunk driver struck the victim while traveling an estimated 113 miles per hour on I-440.  The drunk driver faces criminal charges for possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger area, driving left of center, failure to burn headlamps, driving while impaired (DWI), failure to reduce speed, expired/no inspection, driving while license revoked (DWLR), no operators license, expired registration card/tag, operate a vehicle with no insurance, and aggravated felony death by vehicle.  The drunk driver was convicted of a DWI in June 2012 and had another 2013 DWI charge pending in Pitt County when the wreck occurred.  The woman accused of the fatal DWI is currently in Wake County jail with no bond.

This is proof that driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics can be fatal.  Our DWI accident lawyers in Raleigh and Charlotte have seen the tragedy that can result from drunk driving.  It causes pain and trauma that no family should have to endure.  We seek to hold drunk drivers accountable for the injuries and pain that they cause.  If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk or impaired driver, call our NC accident attorneys at (919) 348.7727 for a free consultation.