Most DWI lawyers / DUI lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina have had DWI cases in either the Park Road Shopping Center area or Plaza Midwood area. These are two of the most prominent areas for DWIs in Charlotte, NC. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has police officers whose only job is DWI / DUI enforcement in these areas.
Park Road Shopping Center area
The Park Road Shopping Center area is extremely popular for police officers to make DWI arrests. Not only are there numerous bars on Montford Drive and in the immediate vicinity, many impaired drivers use Park Road to drive home after drinking downtown. Probably the best hiding spot for a CMPD DWI enforcement officer in this area is behind the Taco Bell at the intersection of Montford Drive and East Woodlawn Road. DWI / DUI enforcement officers will back in behind the Taco Bell so they cannot be seen by drivers on Montford Drive heading to E. Woodlawn Rd. The stop sign at this intersection is run by a high number of drivers. This is true whether the driver is impaired or not because the stop line sits farther back than the actual sign. Thus, on Friday or Saturday night, it is very easy for a police officer to hide here, stop vehicles for running the stop sign, and make DWI / DUI arrests. It is never advisable to drink and drive. If you drink, always have a plan to get home that doesn’t include you driving. If you have had a drink and decide to drive home, avoid driving on Montford Dr. if at all possible. Definitely do not drive through the intersection at Montford Dr. and E. Woodlawn Rd.
The Plaza Midwood area is another DWI / DUI hotspot in Charlotte, NC. One of the most popular spots for CMPD DWI / DUI enforcement officers to hide here is off of Commonwealth Avenue in between Gordon Street and Thomas Street. There are plenty of places for police officers to back in, hide, and observe the two stop signs facing Commonwealth Avenue here. Given the high number of bars in the area, on a Friday or Saturday night, it isn’t long before an officer will observe a stop sign violation, initiate a traffic stop, and make a DWI arrest. If you frequent the bars in Plaza Midwood, do not drive afterwards. If you do, definitely avoid Commonwealth Ave. between Thomas St. and Gordon St.
There are plenty of other DWI / DUI hotspots in Charlotte, NC. The NODA area and Uptown area also have plenty of DWI hotspots where DWI enforcement officers hide. The best plan of action is not to drink and drive. Of course, everyone makes mistakes and alcohol impairs your ability to make wise decisions. Do your best to make a plan to safely get home. And, make sure you always have the number of a good DWI / DUI lawyer in Charlotte, NC in your wallet just in case.
Contact Adkins Law to schedule a free DWI consultation with a DWI lawyer, DUI lawyer, DWI attorney, DUI attorney. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville, North Carolina and primarily serves Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Iredell County, Gaston County, Cabarrus County, and the Lake Norman area.