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Raleigh, NC DWI Attorney: Arrest Information

Can I be charged with a DWI if I wasn’t drinking alcohol?

Yes, you can. In North Carolina, a person need not have actually been drinking alcohol to be charged with a driving while impaired offense. Under N.C.G.S. 20-138.1, a person can be arrested for impaired driving if he or she is under the influence of an impairing substance like marijuana or prescription drugs.

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