Child Taken into Protective Custody after Drunk Driving Accident in North Carolina | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A child in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina (NC) was taken in to protective custody after a drunk driving car accident last night.


The driver of the vehicle was on Mill Road in Charlotte when she veered off the road and hit a telephone pole. The car accident closed down parts of Beatties Ford Road. At the time of the accident the woman had her two year old daughter in the vehicle.


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department placed the child in protective custody with social services after they determined the driver was intoxicated. No one was seriously injured in the crash; however, the driver faces DWI charges.


Fortunately, both the driver and the child in the vehicle at the time of the car accident were unhurt. Drunk driving accidents often lead to serious injury or even death. Drivers often believe they can drive home safely after they have been drinking as it can be difficult to gauge if they are impaired or not. It is best to play it safe and not drive if you have been drinking at all; especially if there is a child involved.


Even if you are not involved in a car accident, North Carolina (NC) law takes driving while intoxicated very seriously. You could face fines, jail time, or risk loosing your license. If you have a child in the vehicle at the time you run the risk of having the child given over to social services pending the outcome of your charges.


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