A North Carolina teen who accidentally put her SUV in the wrong gear is now facing serious criminal charges. Her actions caused her boyfriend to die from massive head injuries. The 19-year-old is facing a charge of DUI manslaughter after blood tests showed alcohol and marijuana in her system. Her blood alcohol content registered at 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit.
When a drunk driver causes a serious or fatal accident in North Carolina, he or she can face liability in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If the driver had been over-served at a bar or restaurant, that establishment could face liability, too, thanks to the state’s dram shop laws.