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FIRST ON 3: Pender commissioner faces third DWI; colleagues did not know

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video Pender County Commissioner David Williams heads back to court in Mecklenburg County next month on a DWI charge. He was pulled over in Matthews in December. Fellow commissioners say they were shocked when we told them the news today and had no clue that this had happened Full story...
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Weekend checkpoints serve up over 500 charges for drivers

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued 564 charges this weekend during various checkpoints around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DWI report shows Navassa mayor threatened cops who pulled him over; Willis says troopers made that up

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Willis told troopers statements such as, "Those police officers that stopped me, they are wanna be cops, now they're going to be used to be," and, "You've got yourself into some deep politics," and, "I used to sign their paychecks." He also told troopers, "Those officers better hope I don't blow a .07." Full story...
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Navassa mayor charged with DWI

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Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis is facing a driving while impaired charge after being stopped by Navassa police Sunday morning, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Almost 1,200 drivers busted for DWI over holiday weekend

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 1,192 motorists for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign, which ran June 27-July 4. A total of 42,997 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide. Full story...
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Appeal denied in moped DWI

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The NC Court of Appeals has found no error in the trial of a Carteret County man convicted of being a habitual drunk driver after police arrested him on a moped in a busy Morehead City parking lot. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Attorney and wife talk after meeting with Highway Patrol

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videoThe Raleigh attorney and his wife who called out a New Hanover County Highway Patrol trooper in a letter to the governor are now speaking out on camera. Hoyt and Gina Tessener say they were in Wilmington last week for a conference. The attorney thought the trip would be like any other trip to the coast. Instead it became an experience that evoked fear and uncertainty. Full story...
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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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