Anglin DWI charge surfaces, says he’s sober now

N.C. Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin

RALEIGH – As voters start early voting started across North Carolina this week, Chris Anglin is offering an explanation for a prior DWI. He is running for the N.C. Supreme Court as a Republican, against incumbent Republican Barbara Jackson and Democrat Anita Earls.

Anglin says he pleaded guilty in 2009 to trespassing and driving while impaired.  He said he had a drinking problem in his 20s but has since gotten sober. In a 2009 traffic stop in Greensboro, his blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit.  He pleaded guilty to DWI.

He was later charged with attempted breaking and entering, and pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing.

Anglin was a point of controversy early in the election season after he changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican just weeks before filing to run for a seat on North Carolina’s highest court.  He blames the N.C. Republican Party for leaking his prior arrest record.