State v. Townsend, 236 N.C. App. 456 (Sept. 16, 2014)

The trial court properly denied the defendant’s Knoll motion, in which the defendant argued that he was denied his right to communicate with counsel and friends. The defendant had several opportunities to call counsel and friends to observe him and help him obtain an independent chemical analysis, but the defendant failed to do so. In fact, the defendant asked that his wife be called, but only to tell her that he had been arrested. Thus, the defendant was not denied his rights under Knoll.