State v. Peace, ___ N.C. App. ___, 808 S.E.2d 318 (Nov. 21, 2017)

In this DWI case the court rejected the defendant’s argument that the trial court erred by failing to intervene ex mero motu to statements made by the prosecutor in closing argument. The court found the defendant’s argument to be “meritless at best,” noting that the statements at issue were consistent with the evidence presented and did not delve into conjecture or personal opinion. Even if the remarks were improper, the defendant failed to show prejudice.