North Carolina Legislator Charged with DWI

A state legislator has been charged with DWI after wrecking his truck on a Moore County road.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Saturday that state Rep.
Joe Boylan, R-Pinehurst, drove his pickup truck off a road
Thursday, into a ditch and hit a tree.

Highway Patrol Sgt. T.C. McNair said Boylan was charged with
driving while impaired and driving left of the center line.
The newspaper said Boylan was treated and released at a
hospital.

Boylan said he took responsibility for his actions and was
ashamed of his behavior. He said he would get alcohol counseling
and had never had an alcohol-related charge before.


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  • by angel Location: thomasville on Apr 15, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    nobody is perfect...as you can see,if he wasn't in the public eye it would have never made the news,yes what he did was wrong but don't make up things about him and you should never judge anyone,its not your place he is the one who has to live with this for rest of his life and he will and should have the same punishment as any other dwi case and as long as he doesn't let this interfear with his job then let him continue to do his job.
  • by crystal Location: thomasville on Apr 14, 2008 at 08:20 PM
    ok lets see.........yes what he done was wrong but lets face it we are all human. right or wrong? sometimes it takes us making a HUGE mistake to realize we screwed up. so he screwed up. if he wasnt in the public eye no one would have made a big deal out of it. he should be punished to a degree but how about letting the man get the help he needs and lay off.
  • by mike Location: north carolina on Apr 13, 2008 at 09:02 AM
    he needs to skip the alcohol counseling and go straight to leadership training. it's ashame so many of our "great" leaders are poor examples of leadership. not that anyone is perfect, but leaders don't do dumb illegal things that could kill other innocent people. make me president, i've never done dope at all, never been into trouble with the law either and i don't cheat on my wife *points at clinton* lol
  • by Josh Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    This man could have killed or seriously injured somebody. He should recieve a heavy sentence.All DWI suspects need heavier sentences, especially in carteret county. Its up to the court system to punish these offenders. Great job to Law enforcement for getting these Perps off the streets.
  • by Wanda Miller Location: Kenansville, NC on Apr 13, 2008 at 05:48 AM
    Ok, a state employee-let see how the media and his office view his DWI. Isn't it a criminal charge or do we consider it now as a minor charge? I know you all remember the recent coverage of officer (Ms. Thomas) of Juvenile Justice she was talked about and belittled. Let's see if this guy get the same spotlight or will it be swept uder the RUG! Let's be equal about the attention.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 13, 2008 at 02:57 AM
    He gets his license suspended for a year like everyone else.
  • by william Location: belhaven on Apr 12, 2008 at 07:57 PM
    he is ashamed he got caught---lol
  • by Blog Refuter on Apr 12, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    This was his first time getting caught, but I'm sure not his first time driving while impaired. It's better that this happened rather than someone dying.
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