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The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.

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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Victims of impaired drivers honored in lights

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video The Tree of Life was bright this year with about 2,000 Christmas lights strung on it’s branches. Each light represents someone who has died because of a traffic accident in North Carolina in 2010. The white lights are strung for the 1,327 people who died in accidents and the 437 red lights represent the lives lost to impaired drivers. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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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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