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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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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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