A woman in New Hanover County was charged with DWI after being involved in an accident. The woman hit another vehicle after making an “unsafe movement” according to the police report. The woman was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the accident. The police administered a breath test and also took a blood sample at the hospital.

According to the woman her breath test revealed she was not intoxicated and the blood test also showed she was not intoxicated. The police performed field sobriety tests as well. However her blood test performed at the hospital will not be admissible at trial because it was not performed by the crime lab. It may take a year before the crime lab gets the results back from the test due to the heavy back log. The police believe she failed the field sobriety tests so that is why she was ultimately charged with DWI.

Her case has not gone to court yet and a new bill that is being pushed in the North Carolina legislature may allow the test from the hospital to be admissible.

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