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NC man crashes into DWI checkpoint, charge pending

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A North Carolina motorist could face charges once police decide why he crashed into their DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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Police use SABLE helicopter to catch dangerous driver

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video The SABLE helicopter was hard at work last night chasing a drunk driver trying to evade police. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department tried to stop the vehicle earlier in the day, but without success. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign nets hundreds of DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 758 motorists for driving while impaired during the "Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31. Brunswick County led the way in our five-county area with 38 DWI arrests. New Hanover was second regionally with 18. Full story...
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Halloween checkpoint leads to dozens of charges

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Some Halloween partiers got a spook when they got caught in a DWI checkpoint last night at 15th and Market Streets in Wilmington. The sting resulted in more than 60 charges, according to Barb Lynch with the group Justice in Motion. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign kicks off

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Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Friday through Monday across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Former pro wrestler arrested again for driving while impaired

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Former professional wrestler Matt Hardy is facing a driving while impaired charge for the second time in less than a month. Full story...
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NC reports nearly 3K DWI citations over Labor Day

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State and local police cited nearly 3,000 motorists across North Carolina for driving while impaired during a Labor Day-themed campaign. Full story...
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NHSO lieutenant quits after DWI arrest

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has quit after being pulled over for drunk driving. Full story...
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Raleigh woman says GPS led her onto railroad

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A Raleigh woman whose car was found stalled on some railroad tracks in Cary says she was just following the directions of her global positioning system. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Labor Day campaign revs up

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Labor Day holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted through Monday, Sept. 5, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years

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A Rowan County commissioner has been sentenced to two years unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender commissioner faces third DWI; colleagues did not know

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video Pender County Commissioner David Williams heads back to court in Mecklenburg County next month on a DWI charge. He was pulled over in Matthews in December. Fellow commissioners say they were shocked when we told them the news today and had no clue that this had happened Full story...
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Weekend checkpoints serve up over 500 charges for drivers

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued 564 charges this weekend during various checkpoints around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DWI report shows Navassa mayor threatened cops who pulled him over; Willis says troopers made that up

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Willis told troopers statements such as, "Those police officers that stopped me, they are wanna be cops, now they're going to be used to be," and, "You've got yourself into some deep politics," and, "I used to sign their paychecks." He also told troopers, "Those officers better hope I don't blow a .07." Full story...
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Navassa mayor charged with DWI

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Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis is facing a driving while impaired charge after being stopped by Navassa police Sunday morning, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. Full story...
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