Make Safety the Theme of Your Super Bowl Party This Year

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The day of the Super Bowl is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, and that means the roads in and around Raleigh will be dotted with sobriety checkpoints. Neighborhoods will see more patrol cars around, too. The objective is to get as many drunk drivers off the roads as possible, so local
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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some, P. 3

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We have been discussing the different approaches states have taken to the use of ignition interlock devices. The devices are meant to keep drivers convicted of DWI from becoming repeat offenders. As we said, some states mandate interlocks for every person with a DWI, while other target only the most serious offenders. North Carolina is in
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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some, P. 2

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States have adopted different laws around ignition interlock devices. Some states require every person convicted of drunk driving to install one — even first-time offenders. Other states, like North Carolina, require interlocks for more serious offenders. Here, an interlock device is required if you are convicted with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more,
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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some

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When the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned last summer, a handful of bills concerning ignition interlock devices were pending, and they may or may not be picked up when legislators reconvene next month. Until a stricter interlock law passes, the state will continue to be a target for proponents. Research shows that states with interlock mandates
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Halloween Checkpoints Net 20,000 Citations in 2011

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State and local law enforcement participated in the Booze It & Lose It campaign last weekend. Between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, the Halloween checkpoints and stepped up patrols resulted in 20,786 traffic and criminal citations across North Carolina. Wake County’s seven checkpoints and 23 added patrols issued 51 DWI citations this year. This year, the
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