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UPDATE: Driver charged with death by motor vehicle, DWI in deadly crash

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A man who was driving during a crash that killed his passenger and hurt several others last night now faces charges for his death, among others. They say the front-seat passenger in the Jeep, John A. Jackson Jr., 53, of Wilmington, was killed as a result of his injuries from the crash. Full story...
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WPD: Passed out driver charged with DWI hurt as car hits cruiser

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videoWilmington Police charged a man with DWI this week after they say they found him passed out in his car. But that wasn't all that happened. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission continues to ask Berger to resign

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission reiterates the need for Brian Berger to resign. Berger was arrested last Friday on a second DWI charge after Wilmington Police said he was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car. After Monday's scheduled meeting, Chairman Woody White spoke about their concern and reiterated the Commission's request for his resignation. Full story...
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Wilmington police officer cleared in dog bite incident

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A New Hanover County grand jury cleared a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer Monday of wrongdoing for a police chase that ended with his police dog biting and hurting a suspect. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger bonds out of jail after DWI arrest

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger bonded out of jail around 7:30 p.m. Friday after being arrested overnight for DWI and drug possession. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds conviction in DWI crash that killed Brunswick Co. mom

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man in a drunk driving crash that killed a Brunswick County mother. Full story...
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Krause's DWI case continued until January

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videoFormer Wilmington Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause went before a judge this morning to answer to a September DWI charge. Full story...
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Man crashes near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge trying to flee from deputies

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videoAn 18-year-old Carolina Shores man faces charges after crashing near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Saturday night. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was attempting to pull Dale James Voigt over for speeding on Highway 17 in Leland when he fled toward Wilmington, and crashed near the bridge. Full story...
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Man charged with DWI after hitting five parked cars

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videoA man faces several charges after police say he hit five parked cars before crashing into a utility pole. 21-year-old Abraham Rivera Orellana has been charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving and two counts of hit and run among other charges after police say he hit five parked cars before crashing. Full story...
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Cape Fear victims of homicide and crashes remembered

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videoFriday night, family, friends and the men and women who try to bring victims justice remembered Joshua Proutey and 103 others at Brunswick Community College. The 13th Prosecutorial District Attorney's office sponsored the 18th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service for people who died as a result of homicide, drunk driving, car crashes and domestic violence. Full story...
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Driver charged after car hits animal hospital

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videoWilmington Police say a driver slammed his car into the side of an animal hospital early this morning. Officers say Jason Swann Hines, 31, hit the back of the building at Greenville and Park avenues around 2:30 a.m. and took off. Full story...
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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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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's deputy charged with DWI by another deputy; resigns

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A spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff's office says Det. Craig Blackmon was caught by another deputy driving drunk. He was charged with DWI early Saturday morning. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. firefighter charged with DWI

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videoA New Hanover County firefighter has been charged with DWI in Brunswick County. A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Brett Pierce was charged Saturday. 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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