The likelihood of accidents involving alcohol, permanent injuries, and wrongful death claims associated with drunk driving in Charlotte continues to increase at a disturbing rate. The numbers don’t lie.
There is an inverse relationship between drunken driving arrests and “accidents.” Put simply, alcohol-related fatalities (wrecks) increase as DWI arrests decrease.
DWI enforcement in Mecklenburg County has dropped substantially in recent years. Arrests for drunk driving have declined by nearly 2/3rds, with 4,101 arrests in 2003 and only 1,415 Mecklenburg DWI arrests in 2018.