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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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8th DWI conviction lands Leland man 11.5 years behind bars

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A Leland man will spend about a decade behind bars after being convicted for DWI for the eighth time. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest

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video A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving. Full story...
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DA's interns drink to learn

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video A group of interns from our district attorney's office took part in what's called a wet lab. It's an opportunity to learn about the process of administering sobriety tests as well as what it's like to blow a .08 and actually perform the tests. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It fires up for the Fourth

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video State and local law enforcement are out in full force this summer hoping to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Today kicked off "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Law enforcement has set up multiple check points across the state to keep impaired drivers off the road. Full story...
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Teen charged in alleged DWI crash that killed father

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A teenager is in jail charged with a drunk driving crash that killed her father early this morning in Brunswick County. Highway Patrol says Brianna Galloway, 18, of Lumberton, is charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

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Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter. Full story...
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