Recently, a 61 year-old woman was arrested on Interstate 40 in Buncombe County and was charged with DWI. Curiously, she was not facing this single charge, but has five additional DWI charges pending, four in McDowell County and one in Burke County. The oldest one dates back to 2014. She was even charged with DWI on two consecutive days.
Pending Charges Carry Different Punishments
Multiple DWI convictions in North Carolina can result in a combination of jail time and other penalties. Such punishments are applicable to those who have already been convicted of DWI, people with children in the car while driving impaired, people who were revoked for impaired driving offenses when they were stopped and those who caused serious personal injury as a result of their impaired driving.