North Carolina Man Jailed After 9th DWI Charge

February 7, 2013

  • February 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Keith D says:
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    You know what else would work in this guy’s favor? JAIL TIME!

    • February 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm
      Cheetoh Mulligan says:
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      In his defense he doesn’t remember the other 8 times. Plus he did have a good run of 10 years.

  • February 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Center Point says:
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    A clean driving record in the last decade does not wipe the slate clean for a ninth DUI.

  • February 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    wvagt says:
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    9 DUIs, and he was still out there driving around. That only means that he was caught 9 times. For those of you that don’t believe in miracles, think about the fact that this guy hasn’t killed himself or somebody else.

  • February 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Fanucci says:
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    Pull his driver’s license for the rest of his life. It’s only a matter of when, he will hurt someone. No more driving. Tell him to take the bus.

  • February 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    insurance mom says:
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    and what about seizing his vehicle, or charging the person who allowed him to drive theirs? He won’t stop until somebody dies.

  • February 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    jim says:
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    The statistics will show that he’s more dangerous than a guy with a gun!! And, he won’t care if he has a license or not…he will find a way to drive…until he’s behind bars!!

  • February 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Nebraskan says:
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    They should charge people with attempted murder starting at the 3rd DWI. Or would that be too harsh? (no sarcasm)

  • February 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm
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    “Upton’s most recent DWI conviction came in 2006, but that was for a 1998 offense in Brunswick County”…. so he (or his attorney) floated a single DWI charge through the courts for 8 yrs?! That’s about 96 court appearances, if you figure a continuance in one-month increments. The judge(s) need to be reprimanded. I wonder how many times he drove to court drunk? The Safe Roads Act of 2000 put mandatory sentencing on the books with pretty significant consequences for repeat offenders. This guy probably still doesn’t have an ignition interlock system, yet a person with one DWI that blows .16 or higher would have to get.

    • February 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      You’d be surprised at what “local boys” can get away with. If he was one of them there city boys, they would have slammed him good by the second time.

  • February 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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    I believe the national statistic is that someone drives drunk 87 times before they get caught…talk about frightening…

  • February 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    Jack says:
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    He’s got to have friends in high places. The fact that he has nine offenses and seven convictions means no one has swept the tickets under the rug…he has had to appear. The judges are at fault or the legislature if they have not made jail time mandatory, regardless of time lapses. He has been caught nine times…I am sure there are hundreds of times-probably almost every day, unless he is too hungover to get out of bed-that he has driven over the limit. Guys like this should not be allowed behind the wheel…revoke, not suspend, his license…if he is caught for any violation or just on recognizance, mandatory 10 years, no parole.



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