According to an article by the Charlotte Observer, an off duty Huntersville Police detective was legally drunk at the time she died in a one-car wreck. The detective died on July 5th when the car she was driving went off a road in Catawba County, North Carolina. Emergency workers found the detective in the early morning hours and she was not wearing a seat belt when the car crashed.
According to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office, the detective’s blood alcohol level was .22 when the automobile wreck happened. This blood alcohol level is nearly three times the legal alcohol limit in North Carolina for driving a motor vehicle. Shortly before the crash which resulted in her death, the detective was involved in a minor car wreck and gave the other driver her Huntersville Police Department business card before driving off.