Excuses, Excuses! What Drivers Say when They’re Pulled over

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If you are an average Raleigh driver, you probably follow the rules and pay attention to traffic signs and speed limits. During your driving lifetime, you may never be pulled over for driving while intoxicated, but you may get a ticket for a moving violation. Maybe you pushed it on a “pink” light and got
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Blood Alcohol Tests Require Search Warrants – Maybe (p. 2)

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We are continuing our discussion of the United States Supreme Court opinion in a drunk driving case. The question for the court was whether the police could obtain a blood sample from a suspect even if the suspect has not consented to the test. The court’s answer was a resounding, “Probably not. Not every time.
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Blood Alcohol Tests Require Search Warrants – Most of the Time

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The United States Supreme Court ruled this week on a case that could change the way state and local police handle suspected drunk drivers. The case is not from North Carolina, but a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court must be followed in all states — usually. At times, the court’s decision is so fact-specific
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Traffic Violations Lead Police to Dwi Arrest in Raleigh

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A 54-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he passed a stopped school bus and committed several other moving violations. He was traveling from his home in North Raleigh to his workplace when police arrested him. When he arrived to his place of work, the suspect had an open container of vodka by
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Dwi Crash in Raleigh Takes One Life, Changes Another Forever

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A 21-year-old woman died in a single-car accident last week. The 29-year-old woman who was driving was injured, but she survived. Now she faces multiple criminal charges and a lifetime of knowing she was responsible for her friend’s death. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the crash happened in the early hours of
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