Alcohol, Speeding and a Dangerous Curve Take Lives in Durham

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A new memorial marker went up recently at a curve on N.C. 751 in Durham. The location is no stranger to fatal car crashes: Five people have died there in the past 20 years. In this most recent accident, the passenger was killed. The driver survived and is suspected of driving drunk. The two university
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Actress Pleads No Contest to Dwi Charges

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When defending against criminal charges of driving while intoxicated, sometimes drivers choose to accept plea agreements in order to avoid the possibility of jail time. This is exactly what North Carolina native, Jaime Pressly, recently decided to do. The 34-year-old actress, who is known for her roles in My Name is Earl, Ringmasterand Not Another
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Dwi Checkpoints Focus on Sobriety on the Road and on the Water

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In an effort to raise awareness about drinking while driving any vehicle, a group of law enforcement authorities in North Carolina launched a campaign entitled “On the road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive.” The campaign recently organized a combined sobriety checkpoint effort near a North Carolina beach and the public boat launch. The
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Raleigh, State Should Expect Patrols and Checkpoints over July 4th

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If it’s summer, it must be checkpoint season. The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced the results of its Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign last week, just a few days before the Fourth of July “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign kicked off. Operation Firecracker runs through Monday. Drivers in
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Governor Signs Laura’s Law, Increases Dwi Penalties

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We meant to continue our discussion of the death penalty bill, but we saw this announcement and thought it deserved immediate attention: North Carolina’s governor was scheduled to sign Laura’s Law this morning. The law will dramatically increase the penalties for drunk driving offenses. Laura’s Law is, of course, named for the 17-year-old who was
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