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ONLY ON 3: Attorney & wife's run-in with trooper leads to letter to Gov. Perdue

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video A Raleigh attorney is making some big accusations against a Highway Patrol trooper here in New Hanover County. Hoyt Tessener says the trooper accused his wife of driving drunk, but that's just the start of the accusations that Tessener made in a nine-page letter to the Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" starts today

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Prosecutor in Zahra Baker case charged with DWI in Brunswick Co.

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A chief assistant district attorney - and a lead prosecutor in the Zahra Baker case - was arrested early Tuesday in Sunset Beach and charged with driving while impaired. Full story...
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NC truck driver arrested after 2 die on motorcycle

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A man driving a pickup truck has been arrested after a crash that killed two Dunn residents on a motorcycle. Full story...
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DWI checkpoints catch holiday weekend partiers

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video This Memorial Weekend, local police set up DWI checkpoints throughout Wilmington with the common goal of getting drunk drivers off the roads. Full story...
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NC troopers warn drinking and boating don't mix

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Police in North Carolina want to see a reduction in the number of people who die because of drinking while boating. Full story...
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Driver sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed man standing in yard

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A Columbus County man will spend at least a dozen years behind bars for killing a man with his pick-up last year. Full story...
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DWI charge for driver accused of hitting deputy

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Investigators say a drunk driver hit a deputy's car earlier this week in Brunswick County. William Earl Williamson, 58, is charged with DWI and assault with a deadly weapon on a governmental official among other charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Checkpoint yields DWIs, fugitives

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video Some Cinco de Mayo partiers got a surprise on the way home from the bars last night: a DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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Drug charge against driver accused of killing cyclists dropped

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Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge rules Constantineau unfit to drive anything

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Richard Constantineau is charged with felony death by vehicle, DWI and driving left of center in the death of Stephanie Heath. Last month a trooper stopped Constantineau in Pender County after he ran his moped into a ditch. Full story...
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Fake crash makes a real impact

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Students at Whiteville High got a dose of reality Monday as they watched one of their classmates die in a car accident. The car crash was only pretend, but it made a real impression. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper cars over the weekend

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The officer kept him in sight until the suspect / driver hit three parked cars and wrecked at 9th and Grace Streets. The driver ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended on 10th Street. Full story...
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Bike ride honors father, son killed

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video It's been more than a week since the accident that took the lives of a father and son who were cycling on River Road in Wilmington. Sunday family and friends of David and Trey Doolittle got together for a memorial bike ride in honor of the two cyclists. Full story...
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Investigators looking for info on driver accused of hitting, killing cyclists

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video Five days after a father and son were hit and killed while riding their bikes up River Road, investigators need your help. The District Attorney, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol say they are trying to find anyone who may have seen Thomas Howard Grooms Jr. driving his vehicle before the accident that killed David and Trey Doolittle. Full story...
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