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A well-known Stanly County attorney was in the courthouse this morning standing on the opposite side of the law.
Samp Craig Hopkins, Jr. is charged with Driving While Impaired. It's his third DWI charge in six years.
The 61-year old attorney sometimes represents clients who face the same charge, but this time it's he who needs representation. WBTV tried to talk with him as he was walking into the courthouse Tuesday.
"Man, how about leaving me alone?", was all he had to say.
His first DWI run-in with the law was in 2006. He was convicted on that charge.
In March of 2011 he was charged with a second DWI. He was found guilty in district court, but is appealing that decision to Superior Court. His next hearing in that case is November 5th.
The third charge came this year. State troopers charged him with DWI on March 1, 2012. Tuesday morning's hearing was for this most recent accusation. We were in court – Hopkins' case was continued.
Hopkins attorney will not comment about the case on-camera, but off-camera said a judge is being brought in from out of the area. In addition, Stanly County's District Attorney tells WBTV his office also handed over the case to someone out-of-county in an effort to assure no conflict of interest with Hopkins being so involved in the Stanly County judicial system.