Restaurants Ask States to Lose Booze It & Lose It Checkpoints

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The American Beverage Institute, a restaurant trade association that supports responsible on-premise alcohol consumption, is asking states to stop using sobriety checkpoints as a way to stop drunk drivers. Citing a low number of DWI arrests at checkpoints compared with roving police patrols, the association is urging states to stop wasting taxpayers’ money. North Carolina’s Booze
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Boo!-ze It & Lose It Halloween Program Successful

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October is one of the deadliest months on the nation’s highways, and most law enforcement agencies attribute the increase in accidents to Halloween party-goers who get drunk and then get behind the wheel. The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program ran a Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign this past weekend that pulled 774
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Man with Multiple Dwis Involved in Fatal Crash

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A 29-year-old man with a history of convictions for DWI and other crimes was involved in a fatal head-on collision this weekend. His arrest had North Carolina officials wondering anew how to keep repeat drunk drivers off the roads. At the time of the accident, he was already awaiting trial for felony child abuse causing
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Dui, Revoked License Lead to Serious Charges in Hit-and-run

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When the driver of the Altima struck a man on his bicycle, she didn’t bother to stop. The police caught up with her in South Carolina a day later. The bicyclist was treated at WakeMed. The driver is being held in the Wake County jail in lieu of $26,000 bail. The driver was driving without
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