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NC among states penalized for being too lax on drunken driving

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama approved a piece of sweeping highway legislation, the U.S. Department of Transportation has penalized 33 states, North Carolina among them, for failing to comply with mandates aimed at curbing drunken driving. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. teacher busted for DWI over weekend

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video A teacher at Snipes Academy of Arts & Design was arrested for DWI and speeding Sunday according to police reports. Records show Wilmington Police arrested Olivia Grace Williams, 30, around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1180 Market Street. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Driver charged with murder, 4th DWI in Friday crash

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video We are learning more about a Leland man charged with murder after a car crash friday that killed a 61-year-old woman. The district attorney says Pierre Walker should never have been behind the wheel in the first place based on his checkered past. Full story...
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Woman killed in DWI wreck remembered as godly and resilient

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videoOur mom was the most amazing woman and was taken from us so tragically and so unfairly. She was a wonderful and godly woman who put everyone else first in her life and found happiness in their joy. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man charged with DWI after fatal crash

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videoA man involved in a fatal crash in Wilmington Sunday night on Carolina Beach Road that killed a man on a motorcycle is charged with DWI. Full story...
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Man charged with 2nd DWI this year after car hits building

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videoWilmington Police were dispatched to Wrightsville Ave. last night where a vehicle crashed into an office building. 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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Woman flips car, cited for DWI

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The Wilmington Police Department responded to a single-car crash earlier tonight just inside the city limits close to Motts Creek. Full story...
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Berger drives to court on suspended license, case continued

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger had his court case for a DWI charge continued this morning. Berger is due back in court April 24. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger says he wasn't drunk despite 0.08 blood alcohol content

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's blood alcohol content was at the legal limit for drivers following his arrest for DWI according to a report from the Wilmington Police Department's Crime Laboratory obtained by WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Grandmother, mother killed in Matthews wreck

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A Matthews man has been charged with driving while impaired after a wreck that killed a Charlotte grandmother and her daughter. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire battalion chief charged with DWI

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video A Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief is off the job after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. Wilmington Police arrested James Casteen Sunday night on a DWI charge. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hear woman's call to 911 demanding $300k to end chase

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videoA woman sent deputies on a high speed chase overnight in Supply, and asks 911 for $300,000 to pull over. Full story...
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