Alcohol and The Law
Everyone’s driving is impaired at a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, but many people are affected at much lower levels. Research shows that the risk of being involved in a crash increases when the alcohol level is 0.05%, and at 0.08% the risk of causing a fatal crash is even greater.
In 1983, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the Safe Roads Act. This act repealed all previous laws on drunk driving in North Carolina and replaced them with a single offense of “Driving While Impaired-DWI.”
To read more from the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook, Chapter 2 – Alcohol and the Law, pg. 27-29, covering the following sections: Driving While Impaired, North Carolina DWI Laws, If You are Convicted of DWI and Alcohol and the Young Driver, download the file below:
Alcohol and the Law
To view a step by step flow chart of DWI, from the initial traffic stop to reinstatement of North Carolina Driver’s License, download the file below:
To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to DWI, download the file below:
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