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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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Former sheriff’s lieutenant sentenced to jail after plea to DWI

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A former lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will spend seven days in jail after pleading guilty Monday afternoon to driving drunk during last year's Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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Son of Shallotte police chief faces DWI, drug charges

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The 29-year-old son of Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause faces charges of heroin possession and driving while impaired after he was stopped by a Sunset Beach police officer for driving erratically early Monday, according to the police chief. Full story...

Man charged with DWI, drug possession after hitting power pole

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Wilmington Police have charged a man with drunk driving and drug possession after they say he hit a power pole last night. It happened around 7:20 p.m. in the 300 block of North College Road near Corning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shallotte firefighter charged with DWI

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Highway Patrol arrested a Shallotte firefighter this week for allegedly driving drunk, but he's still on duty. Full story...
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As habitual drunk driver goes to prison, DWI court goes away

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video A Brunswick County man may spend more than a decade behind bars for driving drunk again and again. District Attorney Jon David says the county's DWI court is to thank for Wilbur Brown's sentence, but the program faces the chopping block. Full story...
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