Pull over safely, smoothly, and carefully | DWI/DUI Attorney | Winston-Salem NC

Pull over safely, smoothly, and carefully.

If you are pulled over for Driving While Intoxicated in North Carolina, do not move or touch anything in the vehicle. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel (at ten and two). Any sudden movements or digging around in the floorboard or in the glove compartment will only heighten the officer’s suspicion of criminal activity. Be aware that when the officer approaches the vehicle, he will ask you to perform several tasks at once. For example, he may ask you for your license and registration simultaneously. At this time, the officer will be observing your motor skills and whether you are able to quickly and smoothly produce the requested materials. It’s a good idea to have them permanently stored above the sun visor. Fumbling for your wallet is an impairment cue.