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Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred at about 11PM at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. The pedestrian, Jesse… Read more »

Harnett County Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

  Sunday night over the Memorial Day weekend, 38-year-old David Schultz of Sanford, NC died in a hit-and-run crash after being dragged several feet by a vehicle on Ponderosa Road, just north of Highway 27 in Harnett County. Schultz was walking, intoxicated, in the middle of the road when he was hit at approximately 11:45… Read more »

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In a recent study done by AT&T, it was found that nearly half of all adults admitted to texting while driving compared to 43 percent of teens. April marks the beginning of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and in an effort to spread the word we here at Hardison Wood have created an infographic (below)… Read more »

Teen Killed in Car Accident

Johnston County teen, Bryan Davis Gilmore was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, DWI and reckless driving for losing control and flipping the Ford Ranger he was driving, killing passenger William Lee Tippett shortly after 3am on February 16th. Gilmore and passenger Joseph Cole Brewer were taken to WakeMed and later released. Highway Patrol… Read more »

Booze It & Lose It On Halloween

Halloween has become a holiday celebrated by all ages, which has brought a new crop of problems beyond a sick stomach from candy. Adults see it as an opportunity to be a child again, but they also tend to enjoy the holiday with adult beverages, leading to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Booze It… Read more »

Drunk Driver Kills Toddler In Head-On Crash

A head-on collision involving alcohol has left a child dead and the drivers of both vehicles seriously injured. At 10:30 p.m. on Friday night a Dodge Charger driven by Ira Evans crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 1 in Middleburg, striking a Mercedes Benz driven by Derrick Burchette with his daughter in the car…. Read more »

Booze It & Lose It!

Every year law enforcement officers across the state set up mobile DUI checkpoints for their ‘Booze It & Lose It’ crackdown. This campaign generally runs from August 19th through September 5th, and during 2010’s campaign they charged more than 3,200 drivers with driving while impaired infractions, according to this WRAL article. A DUI charge can… Read more »

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood to Participate in Walk Like MADD Event April 14, 2012

Several Members of the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Will be Participating in the Upcoming Walk Like MADD Event at the North Carolina State University Campus on April 14, 2012 In order to show our continued dedication to this noble cause, several staff members of our office will be pledging our time and money… Read more »

Spotting Drunk Drivers

According to MADD, North Carolina had 388 fatalities in 2011 due to drunk drivers, leaving NC ranking 22nd in the nation for drunk driving accidents.  It may not always be easy to spot a drunk driver; however, MADD does offer some signs to keep an eye out for: Quick acceleration or deceleration Tailgating Weaving or… Read more »

August the Deadliest Month on the Roads

According to a NHTSA report there are more American deaths related to car crashes in the month of August than any other time of the year. August has a fatality rate of 1.09 per 100 million miles traveled as compared to September with a rate of 1.08 and July which has a rate of 1.04…. Read more »