Coach K's Grandson Arrested For DWI With Duke Star Teammate Paolo Banchero
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Mike Krzyzewski's grandson Michael Savarino, a member of the Duke basketball team, was busted for a DWI early Sunday morning along with his future NBA star teammate, Paolo Banchero, who was also cited for aiding and abetting...

Two Duke basketball players face charges in Orange County following a driving while impaired arrest early Sunday morning. According to court records, Michael Savarino, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s grandson, was arrested for DWI while star freshman Paolo Banchero is charged with aiding and abetting DWI.

N.C. Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Christopher Knox told the News & Observer that Savarino was stopped for a stop sign violation while driving on Brushy Creek Road outside Hillsborough. The officer observed signs of impairment and Savarino was taken into custody. A breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol content of .08. He was charged with DWI, driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and the stop sign violation. Banchero was charged with aiding and abetting DWI and released at the site of the traffic stop. Aiding and abetting a DWI in North Carolina can be charged when a person knowingly turns over their own vehicle to someone who is impaired or fails to prevent an impaired person from getting behind the wheel.
What is aiding and abetting in a DWI case? Per

To be found guilty of aiding and abetting, a jury must find

(1) that the crime was committed by another; (2) that the defendant knowingly advised, instigated, encouraged, procured, or aided the other person; and (3) that the defendant's actions or statements caused or contributed to the commission of the crime by the other person. (State v. Bond 1936)

What acts constitute aiding and abetting a dwi in North Carolina? There is not much recent case law on this point. Looking at some of the older cases dealing with this issue, it is clear that an owner who hands over the keys to his car to a person he knows to be impaired and then proceeds to ride as a passenger with the impaired driver is guilty of aiding and abetting DWI.

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I demand 50 years.
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They'll get a slap on he wrist, if that much....
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.08??? Pu$$ charges. He must have drank the hard stuff. Tickled pink or Strawberry Hill.
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aiding and abetting in a DWI…how else are you supposed to get home?
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Dickie V won't say a word about this.
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Sorry, Grandpa.
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