Third DWI charge for man
By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury man with two prior driving while impaired offenses was reportedly found to be under the influence following a stop by authorities for speeding.
Salisbury Police charged James Francis Ervin III, 27, of 255 Hump Rock Road, Saturday with misdemeanor DWI.
According to a report, a police officer stopped Ervin, who he said was driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer “could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from the driver.
Ervin’s license was revoked at the time because of two previous DWI convictions.
In 2008, Ervin was convicted in Iredell County of two separate driving while impaired offenses that occurred five months apart, the state Department of Correction website reports.
Ervin was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $2,500 bond. He has since been released from jail.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.