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NC safety officials warn against drunk driving

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Those who pull out all the stops for St. Patrick's Day could find themselves stopped by police at drunk-driving checkpoints this week as part of a statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign. Full story...
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Jury says ex-doctor guilty in NC ballerina's death

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A jury has found a former Raleigh doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina who perished in a car crash. Full story...
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NC House panel passes tougher DWI punishments

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Anyone convicted of impaired driving in North Carolina under certain aggravating factors would face more time behind bars and higher fines in legislation that has cleared a House committee. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol launches sober driving campaign

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The leader of the North Carolina Highway Patrol is helping to launch a campaign to urge motorists to avoid impaired and reckless driving during the holidays. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Petrolino passenger hurt in crash that kills driver

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video She was one of the passengers in may's alleged huffing and driving crash in Wrightsville Beach earlier this year. Tonight Corine Silverberg is in intensive care in Raleigh after another crash that killed a man. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Obviously under the influence, former Mayor's son found "not guilty"

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video The cops pulled him over after spotting him driving with no front tire. Investigators say Charles Holden, son of former Southport Mayor Norman Holden, admitted he had been drinking and was under the influence of prescription drugs. Full story...
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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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videoResults of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen. Full story...
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15 charged with DWI in Brunswick County over holiday weekend

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team hosted three checking stations in the southern part of the county this past Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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Prosecutors seeing increase of prescription DWI

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video Driving while impaired is a problem most communities are aware of, but there's been an increase in a certain kind of DWI, and it doesn't involve alcohol. Full story...
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UNCW Police educate about alcohol, set up check point

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video Students tried to drive a car and walk a straight line with goggles that simulated a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. Later in the evening, police set up a checkpoint to catch folks who did not get the message. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant who drove into DQ to be deported

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The illegal immigrant who drove his car into a Wilmington Dairy Queen back in May pleaded guilty to habitual drunk driving today and will be deported. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man convicted of third DWI after hitting woman and baby with truck

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videoA woman recovers from stage four cancer, then gets hit by a drunk driver, but it was not the driver's first offense. Peter Generelly has now been convicted of his third DWI. He hit Patti Rippel and her baby last August not even 24 hours after he bonded out of jail for his second DWI. Full story...
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Troopers varying checkpoints to catch drunk drivers

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videoThey're not just your typical check points any more. To crack down on drunk driving, state troopers are targeting different areas throughout New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. As the temperature rises, so do the number of Highway Patrol check points in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Delay in Petrolino case shows backlog at Raleigh lab

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videoRandi Petrolino did not show up for her first appearance in court today, but she didn't miss much. Prosecutors are waiting for her blood results to come back from the SBI lab in Raleigh, which could take up to a year. Full story...
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14 DWI cases dismissed after officer resigns

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More than a dozen DWI cases lost, because a cop quit the Southport Police Department. The officer resigned in the face of an investigation by the SBI. Now Brunswick County prosecutors are dealing with the set-back. Full story...
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