A Gastonia, North Carolina man has been charged with DUI while driving a moped, according to Gastonia Police. The man allegedly ran a red light, while driving in the wrong lane. When the man stepped off his moped to speak with the officer, it is reported that he had difficulty standing and the officer could detect a strong odor of alcohol. The man would not submit to the breath-test; however, he was forced to give a blood sample by the police.
The man is being charged with DWI which is his eighth DWI charge. His charges occurred more than ten years ago, which is a plus for him; however, the prosecutor may still attempt to use these charges against him. Further, one who is suspected of driving while intoxicated cannot be forced to take a breathalyzer test. The problem is that if the person refuses to give such a test, this will result in an automatic license suspension for 30 days, and the DMV may up to as much as one year.
Therefore, if you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI in North Carolina under such circumstances, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a consultation. Our 75 years of combined experience will allow us to lend you the best representation possible. For a North Carolina DWI, call us at our Charlotte office at 704-499-9000. For South Carolina, call us at 803-548-4444, or toll free at 877-374-5999.by