Misunderstandings happen every day in North Carolina. Unfortunately, when they escalate, it may be difficult for law enforcement officials to determine exactly what happened. Despite an ongoing investigation, a man is now likely planning his criminal defense after he was charged with multiple crimes.
The incident that led to the man's arrest happened on a day in late November. According to reports, a woman ran into a beauty supply shop, claiming that a man was following her. Soon after, a man also entered the store. Surveillance footage allegedly shows the man barely miss striking the woman with his vehicle after they left the store.
Police say that when they arrived at the scene, the man rammed one of their vehicles before he fled, despite police having their weapons drawn. The chase that reportedly ensued is said to have ended when the man crashed into parked vehicles and utility poles. He reportedly suffered minor injuries during the incident. He has already been charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving and assault with a deadly weapon in addition to other traffic offenses. The incident that occurred with the woman prior to police involvement remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, the charges against the man are serious. Many people facing criminal charges in North Carolina are without legal training and are unsure how to respond to formal accusations. Fortunately, there are experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help guide them throughout the process while ensuring that they have the necessary information to make informed decisions about their cases.