Why are so many DWI cases dismissed?
The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that 366 people died in alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina in 2013. Nearly 60,000 people went to court to face charges of Driving While Impaired in the 2013-14 fiscal year in North Carolina. More than 60 percent were found guilty of a crime related to the DWI offense. About 21 percent of the cases were dismissed – not by judges, but by prosecutors.
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