Morgan’s impaired boating case gets dismissed

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Stanly County Commissioner Ashley Morgan’s misdemeanor boating while impaired charge was dismissed Tuesday after testing revealed his blood alcohol level was .06, below the legal limit of .08, according to court documents.

Ashley Morgan

“The test of the alcohol level in the blood revealed an amount below the legal limit for impairment,” Stanly County District Attorney Lynn Clodfelter said.

Morgan’s case had been previously continued while the district attorney’s office was waiting on the lab analysis of the blood, Clodfelter said.

He was charged in June 2019 with a misdemeanor for boating while impaired on Lake Tillery.

Morgan, 39, who has served on the Stanly County Board of Commissioners since 2016, is currently running for re-election.

“I felt exonerated and elated at the same time,” Morgan said upon the case getting dropped. “I can prove to people that I am responsible and that I was not doing anything illegal at the time.”

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

email author More by Chris