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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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NTSB: Require ignition locks for all drunk drivers

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video A federal safety board is recommending that all states require ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Full story...
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Holiday 'Booze It & Lose It' kicks off today

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State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted beginning today through Wednesday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Jury convicts Brennick of murder in DWI crash

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video A Brunswick County man will spend at least 15 years in prison for killing a mother of three in a drunk driving wreck two years ago. Full story...
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Murder trial begins in 2010 car crash

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Jury selection started today in the trial of a man accused of killing a mother of three in 2010. Daniel Brennick is charged with second degree murder after a car accident in Brunswick County. Satu Harris died at the scene of the accident on River Road near Southport. Full story...
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Weekend checkpoint takes dozens off the highways

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video A weekend checkpoint pulled more than a dozen unlicensed drivers from the roads. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Owner of closed downtown restaurant arrested for DWI

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video Wrightsville Beach Police arrested the owner of the now closed Deluxe restaurant overnight. Scott Haulman is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, DWI, having an open bottle of alcohol in his car, driving on a revoked license and ... urinating in public, according to a police spokesperson. Full story...
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Man accused of killing tow truck driver has 8 DWI convictions

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video One man is dead and another behind bars after a hit and run last night on Carolina Beach Road. Highway Patrol says Anthony Thompson hit tow truck driver John Junior Colville and then took off, driving almost nine miles before he was pulled over. Full story...
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UPDATE: Tow truck driver killed by car while changing tire; driver in jail

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video Highway Patrol says one person is dead and another is behind bars after a hit and run on Carolina Beach Road at McQuillan Drive Sunday night. Full story...
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Halloween checkpoint lands more than a dozen in jail

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You'll probably notice abandoned cars along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway this morning. It's the aftermath of a big Halloween checkpoint organized by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Officer injured in early morning accident

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A Wilmington police officer was injured early Saturday morning after being rear ended by a drunk driver. Full story...
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