Timmy Lee Elkins, 54, of Nebo, was given an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction for three counts of habitual impaired driving.
The Honorable Joseph N. Crosswhite, Superior Court Judge from Iredell County, imposed the prison sentence for Elkins after he pleaded guilty to the offenses during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, May 13, 2019.
The defendant will serve his prison sentence in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
The three driving while impaired offenses were elevated to habitual impaired driving based on prior DWI convictions in Caldwell County (July 2008) and two additional convictions in Catawba County (September 2008).
The first of these offenses occurred on October 1, 2015, when the defendant was stopped for speeding. The State Highway Patrol responded and upon additional investigation, it was determined that Elkins was under the influence of alcohol.
The second offense occurred on February 27, 2016, when Elkins was stopped in Burke County by the North Carolina State Highway patrol for a registration violation and was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
The final offense occurred on December 11, 2016. The Highway Patrol investigated a motor vehicle collision in Morganton and determined Elkins had been the driver and that he was under the influence of alcohol.
The cases were investigated by Troopers K. Robinson, J. Shuffler and C. Hallyburton of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Jonathan Greer handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
CONTACT: Nathan Key