Earlier in the year news broke that Tim Newman, who was the chief executive of the Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority, was arrested and charged with DWI. His case was recently heard in Mecklenburg District court. The judge dismissed the DWI charge against him.
The arresting officer did administer a breathalyzer test on the side of the road which detected alcohol in Mr. Newman’s system; however he refused to blow into the official Intoxilyzer machine. Once he was taken before the magistrate he was granted an unsecured bond. However it was three hours before he was released from jail. The judge dismissed the case because he was held in jail too long. The judge said he should have been released within an hour and that three hours was an excessive amount of time to hold him.
The prosecution has the option of appealing the case but has not said whether they would or not.
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