Dozens Arrested in Holiday ‘booze It’ and ‘dry Water’ Campaigns

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Between state and local police and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, dozens of drivers of motor vehicles and boats have been arrested and ticketed for a variety of violations. And we still have a full weekend to go before the holiday is officially over. As we said in our July 1 post, the statewide
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North Carolina House Hits the Brakes on Speed Limit Increase

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The North Carolina House has killed a proposal to increase the speed limit on highways and interstates. The Senate had approved the measure, but in the end members of the House seemed to heed the objections of safety advocates and to err on the side of caution. As first presented to the House, the bill
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‘Operation Firecracker’ Cracks Down on DWIs over July 4th Holiday

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With the Fourth of July, as with every holiday, comes the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Operation Firecracker: Booze It or Lose It campaign. From Friday, June 28, through Sunday, July 7, motorists throughout the state will encounter sobriety checkpoints on major roads and saturated law enforcement patrols in neighborhoods and on less heavily traveled
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North Carolina to Pass “Syringe Decriminalization Bill”

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A new bill that just passed both the North Carolina State House and Senate is surprisingly beneficial to both law enforcement officials and suspects potentially facing drug charges. House Bill 850 was passed earlier this month and, in a nutshell, will authorize law enforcement agents to ask individuals they suspect are using illegal drugs if
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