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Drunk Driving

Hawaii woman sentenced in DUI death of Wrightsville Beach student

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Emotions ran high and tears flowed Friday at the sentencing of a 41-year-old Volcano woman who was under the influence of alcohol and several drugs when she struck and killed a 20-year-old bicyclist with her pickup truck last year. Full story...
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Carolina Beach officer commended for actions before and after fatal hit & run

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A Carolina Beach police officer was awarded for his involvement in a fatal hit and run last year. Full story...
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Woman tries to escape prison months before release

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video Onslow County Sheriff Deputies arrested a woman who escaped from an Edgecombe County prison just months before her scheduled release. Full story...
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Two Brunswick County drivers plead guilty to separate crashes

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videoTwo Brunswick County residents, who faced charges stemming from separate crashes, pleaded guilty Wednesday. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune Marine sentenced for crash that killed sister in Maine

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A former Camp Lejeune Marine has been sentenced to four years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed his sister and her boyfriend in Maine. Full story...
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NTSB wants to lower alcohol limits from .08 to .05

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video The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended the legal blood alcohol content for drivers be lowered from .08 to .05. The NTSB hopes to cut the nearly 10,000 deaths every year related to drunk driving. Full story...
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Azalea concerts could tax taxi service

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videoWith thousands of people expected to fill the streets of Downtown Wilmington this weekend you would think most cab drivers would be excited about the extra business but that's not the case. Full story...
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Drunk drivers targeted during St. Patrick's Day crackdown

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videoLaw enforcement agencies are cracking down across the state. Today they kicked off the St. Patrick's Day "Booze it & Lose it" campaign by unveiling the new BATMobile. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man gets 6 month jail sentence after killing friend in crash

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video A Clarkton man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a fatal drunken driving crash that claimed the life of his friend in May. Nicholas Kent Wilkson, 20,entered the guilty pleas Columbus County Superior Court to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. Full story...
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UPDATE: WPD traffic operation takes drunk drivers off the roads

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video Several area law enforcement agencies came together last night to "saturate the city." They were on the lookout for unsafe drivers, particularly those driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication, and drugs. Full story...
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NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

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video A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Full story...
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Street Safe helping young drivers

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A local insurance company is doing their part to make sure that your child doesn’t become a statistic. Full story...
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Man crashes in emergency room of Gastonia hospital

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A Gastonia man has been charged with drunken driving after he crashed into the emergency room of Gaston Memorial Hospital. Full story...
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Former NC legislator Mackey facing DWI charge

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A former state legislator and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is facing drunken driving charges. Full story...
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NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years

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A Rowan County commissioner has been sentenced to two years unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Full story...
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