A North Carolina woman was found to have a blood alcohol content of .22%, almost 3 times the legal limit. Kimberly Ricks of Greensboro was involved in a minor traffic accident in West Seneca, New York, and fled the scene. Police caught up with Ricks who was driving with her 11 year old son in the car.
Our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys have discussed on several occasions (It’s Time North Carolina Adopts New Yorks Child Passenger Protection Act and Would Leandra’s Law Have Prevented Death Of Charlotte Area Teen, the New York law that makes all DWI offenses a felony. We fully support this law and hope that North Carolina will soon adopt a similar law.
Under New York’s Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, Ricks has been charged with Aggravated DWI, misdemeanor DWI, and other traffic violations. She faces up to 4 years in prison since she had a child under 16 in the car. She will also be reported to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.