Everyone is subject to DWI arrest if the police finds probable cause that you have been driving while under the influence of alcohol. Even members of law enforcement aren’t exempt from DWI charges. Such was the case of a Sheriff’s Deputy from Lincoln County, who resigned from his post after being charged with DWI.
Exactly at the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit
The deputy, identified as Gerald David Dellinger, was recently charged with DWI after abandoning his vehicle, which rolled down an embankment along Highway 27 West and hit a tree. After the North Carolina Highway Patrol found the abandoned vehicle through a report from a passer-by, Dellinger was taken to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office and took a breathalyzer test, where he registered a 0.08 alcohol level, the minimum legal blood alcohol limit.