Police officers have been accused of having either formal or informal quotas regarding the number of DWI arrests they make. This notion has been widely rejected nationwide, North Carolina included. However, North Carolina does not have an anti-quota statute, and certain evidence suggest that such while DWI quotas may not actually exist in the state, there is still plenty of motivation to for police and defense attorneys to make arrests.
A DWI Arrest Quota System in Wake County?
In a recent letter sent by Aileen Pearlman to the Letters to the Editor section of the Mountain Xpress in Asheville, Pearlman shares her experience about being arrested (and convicted) for DWI despite any evidence.