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.