Checkpoint Apps Encourage Drunk Driving, Senators Say

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As most Raleigh and North Carolina residents know, sobriety checkpoints are a key element of the state’s anti-drunk driving Booze It & Lose It program. At checkpoints this past St. Patrick’s Day police issued more than 1,000 DWI charges. A group of U.S. senators wants to lower that number, but lower it honestly. The senators
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Laura’s Law Update: North Carolina Dwi Legislation Passed by House

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Last month, we discussed proposed legislation entitled “Laura’s Law.” Recently, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill will now head to the North Carolina Senate where it is also expected to pass. The bill is named after a 17-year-old North Carolina resident, Laura, who was killed by
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Booze It & Lose It Campaign Saves ‘countless Lives’

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More than a few drivers could trade their St. Patrick’s Day wearin’ o’ the green for wearin’ o’ the orange prison jump suit, thanks to this year’s Booze It & Lose It campaign. North Carolina law enforcement officers logged more than 1,000 drunk driving charges at sobriety checkpoints and through saturated patrols. In Wake County,
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Laura’s Law Would Be Tough on Repeat Dwis

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Laura was killed last July when a drunk driver slammed into the car carrying the 17-year-old and two friends. The driver had three DWI convictions already. The accident sparked a good deal of discussion about North Carolina’s continuous alcohol monitoring system, or “ankle bracelet,” law. Under current law, a court cannot order an offender to
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Should a Drunken Horse Rider Be “saddled” with a Dwi?

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Recently, two men were arrested for riding a horse and a mule down a busy street in Austin. Although they were initially charged with driving while intoxicated, the charges were later reduced to public intoxication. Was this the right call? When debating whether a drunken horse rider should be charged with a DWI, it is
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