Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gaston County man faces new DWI Charges

A man faces a new DWI charge after a state trooper said he was twice the legal limit. The man already has three past DWI convictions.

Robert Lloyd was stopped by Trooper D.J. Johnson at 5:35 p.m. on Thursday August 23rd on U.S. 321 in High Shoals, NC. He was speeding at 97 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

Johnson wrote in a warrant affidavit that Lloyd smelled of alcohol, had red eyes and poor balance. The Gaston Gazette reported Lloyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 which twice the legal limit for 0.08 under North Carolina law.

Lloyd’s license has been revoked because of past DWIs, according to a warrant. Lloyd was convicted of driving while impaired in 2005 in Lincoln County. He was convicted twice in 2009 in Cleveland County.

Lloyd was charged with habitual DWI, driving with a revoked license, and speeding. He is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail under a $100,000 bond.