NC county commissioner who admitted to drinking and driving found not guilty of DWI

ROXBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina county commissioner who admitted to drinking and driving has been found not guilty of DWI.

WRAL reported that 33-year-old Person County commissioner Kyle Puryear was found not guilty earlier this week after being charged with driving while impaired.

Puryear was charged after being seen crossing the center line in Roxboro last spring, according to court documents.

Puryear reportedly told deputies that he had two beers before driving. He had a blood alcohol level of .13, well above the .08 legal limit.

But the judge suppressed Puryear’s arrest, saying the officer did not have probable cause. His high blood alcohol level was not submitted as evidence. He was found not guilty Thursday.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s