Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler Matt Hardy, 36, ran his '99 Chevy Corvette into a culvert and tree recently. Hardy was charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI), although the substance responsible for his impairment has yet to be released. He suffered no injuries, according to The Fayetteville Observer.
Although Hardy was claimed not to have had any drinks, authorities are waiting for a blood test to determine what chemicals were responsible for his condition. In North Carolina it's illegal to drive a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol to the point where Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher. It's also illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of legal or illegal impairing substances.
Most DWI arrests result in a conviction. A conviction, which is a misdemeanor for a DWI, will be recorded on a criminal record. Auto insurance rates will inflate tremendously as well. If you're injured because of a driver charged with DWI, we highly encourage you to learn your rights from one of our car accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates. With over 30 years of experience representing car accident victims in NC, our attorneys are highly knowledgeable.
Sometimes a driver knows they are guilty of a DWI and they will flee the scene of an accident to avoid getting charged. Sadly, the DWI driver may be leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
DWI drivers aren't necessarily behind the wheel of your standard car or truck. Recently a NC man was charged with DWI while operating a lawn mower. Perry Weaver, 52, rode his lawn mower in the shoulder lane of a road, which caused a 2-car accident.
With any type of accident where you or someone you know or care about is injured because of someone else's wrongdoing, attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates work hard on their clients' cases to make sure they receive the compensation they are entitled to.