North Carolina Man Jailed After 9th DWI Charge

February 7, 2013

Authorities in North Carolina’s Gaston County man said a man convicted seven times for driving while impaired is in jail for a ninth charge of drunken driving.

The Gaston Gazette reported that a District Court judge raised Michael Wayne Upton’s bond from $50,000 to $250,000 at the request of the district attorney’s office.

Police in Cramerton said Upton was stopped early Monday morning after running a red light and traveling in the wrong lane of traffic.

Upton’s most recent DWI conviction came in 2006, but that was for a 1998 offense in Brunswick County. He also has a 2004 conviction in Gaston County. Court records show he’s faced DWI charges in Carteret and Catawba counties.

His attorney said a clean driving record over the last decade could work in Upton’s favor.

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  • February 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    Jack says:
    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 ... read more
  • February 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    Safety foundation says:
    I believe the national statistic is that someone drives drunk 87 times before they get about frightening...
  • February 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Don't Call Me Shirley says:
    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.
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