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Appendix A
Motor Vehicle Statutes That Address Child Endangerment

NORTH CAROLINA

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-138.1 (2004)
Impaired driving

  1. Offense. -- A person commits the offense of impaired driving if he drives any vehicle upon any highway, any street, or any public vehicular area within this State:

(1) While under the influence of an impairing substance; or

(2) After having consumed sufficient alcohol that he has, at any relevant time after the driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-179(c) (2004)
Sentencing hearing after conviction for impaired driving; determination of grossly aggravating and aggravating and mitigating factors; punishments

  1. Determining Existence of Grossly Aggravating Factors. -- At the sentencing hearing, based upon the evidence presented at trial and in the hearing, the judge must first determine whether there are any grossly aggravating factors in the case. The judge must impose the Level One punishment under subsection (g) of this section if the judge determines that two or more grossly aggravating factors apply. The judge must impose the Level Two punishment under subsection (h) of this section if the judge determines that only one of the grossly aggravating factors applies. The grossly aggravating factors are:…

(4) Driving by the defendant while a child under the age of 16 years was in the vehicle at the time of the offense.

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