20-Year-Old Motorist Accused of Causing Deadly North Carolina Wrong-Way Driving Accident is Charged with Underage Drinking While Driving

March 31, 2011, by Michael A. DeMayo

Police have charged Ian Michael Smith in the North Carolina car accident that killed two people on Friday with Driving After Consuming Alcohol while under the age of 21and Driving While Impaired. Other criminal charges are likely. The names of the two people that died are Marcial Aragon Colmillo and Juan Carlos Cortes.

According to Greensboro Police, a little after 2am, a police officer saw a Mitsubishi Eclipse driving the wrong way up a road. The cop tried to stop the vehicle, which was driven by Smith, but it sped away. The police officer later spotted the car at a North Carolina traffic crash site where it had been involved in a collision with a 1995 Chevrolet truck that was carrying the two victims and another person.

Drunk Driving
Our Charlotte, North Carolina car crash lawyers work hard every year to not only represent the victims of drunk driving accidents with civil claims, but also, we do our best to educate young people about the dangers of driving drunk with our Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. Each year, we award college scholarships to a group of high school seniors based on their grades, community and school involvement, SAT results, and original presentation geared towards encouraging other teens to not drive while under the influence.

That said, too much alcohol will impair any driver regardless of age, and this can lead to catastrophic consequences for those unfortunate enough to be on the road with at the same time. If you or someone you love was injured in a North Carolina car accident and you believe that person was drunk, you should start exploring your legal options with an experienced Monroe, North Carolina traffic crash law firm right away.

Update: Driver Charged In Wrong-Way Crash, Digtriad, March 25, 2011

20-year-old man faces driving while impaired charges in crash that left 2 dead in Greensboro, The Republic, March 27, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program

Alcohol and Driving, North Carolina Department of Transportation

More Blog Posts:
Fatal Catawba, North Carolina County Car Accident Caused by Allegedly Drunk Driver, North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Blog, February 9, 2011

Charlotte North Carolina Car Accident Law Firm Invites Local High School Students to Join the Fight Against Underage Drunk Driving and Possibly Win a College Scholarship, North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Blog, January 13, 2011

North Carolina Car Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver Kills 24-year-Old Chester Woman, North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Blog, December 28, 2010

 

 
 

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