a Gap in N.C. Law Let Frank Davidson Drive with a Dwi History. Now...

Feb 11, 2007 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 133

“I've never had anyone still out there driving after that many convictions for driving under the influence”

A Charlotte businessman accused of killing two teenage sisters and a 1-year-old boy while driving under the influence in South Carolina last month had previously been convicted at least six times for driving while impaired.

But a hole in N.C. law prevented Frank Richard Davidson from being charged under a statute designed to rid the roads of chronic drunken drivers.

If Davidson had been convicted as a habitual DWI offender, he would have lost his license for good and gone to prison for at least a year. Instead, the toughest punishment he ever received was 90 days in jail and a suspended license in 1997. Read more

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concerned

Charlotte, NC

#21 Jul 11, 2008
Has anyone infored our local news station?
unk

Gastonia, NC

#22 Jul 13, 2008
i actually know this family and feel that frank davidson has shown no remorse toward this family and their loss. It sickens me to watch this family go out of the state for vacation let along he just went on vac out of the country. how he even still has his liscence and can drive his child around is beyound me. i never once heard this family admit to any wrong or sorrow for the families and their loss. frank davidson was suppose to go to trial in jan 07 thats what we heard after he bailed out which i cant believe they let him do. we know dont know what is happening. the charges he had and the substance in his system when he killed these 3 children was cocaine i guess using wasnt all he did b/c somehow he is paying some lawyer off to get things swept under the rug. he states he changes found god but i think everyone says that while in jail and thats when he stated he found god in his 1-2 mo jail stay.
unk

Gastonia, NC

#23 Jul 13, 2008
does anyone in south carolina marlboro area have any news where this happened
unk

Gastonia, NC

#24 Jul 14, 2008
are the families of these young children not sick that he is out... i heard that he is sending the family money but is money enough of a punishment for the loss of your children. i would be finghting everday with my laywer until he was put under the jail..
Jo Ann

United States

#25 Jul 16, 2008
unk wrote:
are the families of these young children not sick that he is out... i heard that he is sending the family money but is money enough of a punishment for the loss of your children. i would be finghting everday with my laywer until he was put under the jail..
I see and talk to Mike and Debra McByrde quite frequently as we all go to the same church. I have never heard that frank davidson is sending them money. Nor do I believe that if he did that
they would accept. I have watched the pain and suffering this family is doing (not has done) and
no amount of money could bring Abbey or Hannah back. Mike McByrde is in contact with the greatest
lawyer of all. His name is Jesus. I do pray that Mr. Davidson has repented,however he still has to meet court and he still has to meet God! I do not believe he has found what he thinks he has or Mike
would be jubliant that some good had come out of his daughters deaths. I will post again when I find more out.
unk

Gastonia, NC

#26 Jul 21, 2008
does the family know when and if there will be a court date. it has been long enought that this man has not faced any of his charges. let me know
Jennette Smith

United States

#27 Jul 22, 2008
I was raised in Wagram, NC and know the McBryde family well. The pain that was inflicted January, 2007 on this beautiful family remains as deep as the moment it was administered. Every day this criminal just walks around in our midst and nothing, nothing is apparently happening to bring him to justice. Every day Mike and Debra confront their loss and the total upheaval of their lives while he goes on living like a normal, law abiding citizen. Truly, how many people will he have to maim or kill to make the courts take notice? He is a monster, but what the court system is doing is monstrous also. Somebody out there can help...we all have to keep looking for that somebody.
Disgusted

Charlotte, NC

#28 Aug 14, 2008
It makes me sick that he is out and about. I saw him in Walmart a few weeks ago and I was furious. You people are right, he gets to live his life (I am sure it's not a perfect life) but it's a life and those poor children are gone. NO JUSTICE!!!
ted

United States

#29 Aug 14, 2008
sounds like stuff that happens in TN
lgh

Concord, CA

#30 Oct 25, 2008
Has anyone heard anything else on this? Find it hard to believe he has not been prosecuted?
BJJ

Fort Mill, SC

#31 Nov 9, 2008
lgh wrote:
Has anyone heard anything else on this? Find it hard to believe he has not been prosecuted?
I'M STILL WAITING TO HEAR BUT I'M SURE HE'S BOUGHT SOMEBODY OFF...OH YEAH THATS RIGHT HE FOUND RELIGION...HE'S SUCH A JOKE
IT INFURATES ME EVERYTIME I CK THIS TO LOOK FOR AN UPDATE..GUESS I SOULDN'T HOLD MY BREATH
Discusted

Indian Trail, NC

#32 Nov 20, 2008
Davidson has always claimed to have found God. He went to church every Sunday, played on the church's sports teams, etc... I don't get it. I wrote to our Senators, Judges, and everyone quoted the The Charlotte Observer article. They all said they would look into it and get back with me. That was over a year ago and have not heard anything, and nothing has been done.
SADD

South San Francisco, CA

#33 Jan 13, 2009
Almost 2 years, unbelievable. How are the McBrydes, especially the brother?
Confused

Charlotte, NC

#34 Jan 23, 2009
There have been letters, and emails sent to every attorney, newspaper, senators, and congressmen who have anything to do with this story. No response. It's been over 2 years now. I don't get it. Famous people pay for their crimes. Why doesn't he have to? His business is thriving, even though he stole from his customers. His business: GoDBI.com
very mad about this

Roanoke, VA

#35 Jan 31, 2009
His family has money. also his wife works for a group of plastic surgeons in charlotte who i believe might help out.
Angie Charlotte NC

AOL

#36 Feb 5, 2009
Why is Frank Davidson still walking around like
he is a star when in fact he KILLED THREE PEOPLE
one being a baby? It has been TWO YEARS and
there has been NO TRIAL for this horrible and
dangerous idiot convicted SIX TIMES for DUI.
Please explain and let the public know if he is
going to be tried for his horrible actions.
WHAT IS THE HOLD UP ON THIS CASE?

UNK

AOL

#37 Feb 26, 2009
very mad about this wrote:
His family has money. also his wife works for a group of plastic surgeons in charlotte who i believe might help out.
His wife does not work for plastic surgeons. I can tel you that the company that she does work for does not support Mr. Davidson"s actions in any way what so ever.
Concerned

Gastonia, NC

#38 Mar 10, 2009
As some one who sees him from time to time in Charlotte, I guess he feels that he is absolved of his crimes as the state has done nothing to punish him. Therefore God has forgiven him. I would say based on his past, he will probably kill again. This is tough to watch. Maybe if we all write our congressmen and governors... Here is his email address, if you have anything to say to him. Bizbroker@hotmail.com
Discusted

Indian Trail, NC

#39 Mar 13, 2009
Concerned,
I have written to EVERYONE imaginable, including every person mentioned in the original article for 2 years now. Not one person has responded!
News

Charlotte, NC

#40 Jun 25, 2009
I did find on the internet that he had a trial scheduled around June 22 but it was continued, again.

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