DA's Office Pushing to Uphold Former Head of the CRVA's DWI Charge
CHARLOTTE, NC -- The DA's office doesn't want to let the former head of the CRVA off the hook for a drunk driving charge. Prosecutors filed an appeal this week after a judge threw out the charge against Tim Newman.
Police arrested him in May after an accident on I-77. Witnesses say he rear-ended a car and drove off.
The judge dismissed the DWI charge, saying Newman was held too long in jail - preventing him from getting his own blood test.
Newman's attorney talked with FOX Charlotte's Morgan Fogarty about the DA's appeal.
We called DA Andrew Murray. He told us he didn't want to talk about the case.
Newman still faces hit and run charges.