Booze It & Lose It in Effect over Holidays

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A “Booze It & Lose It” enforcement effort over the holidays could put some motorists’ licenses at risk. North Carolina’s Department of Transportation says its intention in launching the campaign is to reduce the number of driving while intoxicated incidents and take intoxicated motorists off the road. The effort will mean many more state and
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Heightened Sobriety Checkpoints Lead to Widespread Charges

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Police employ a number of methods when working to enforce vehicle laws. Both standard patrols and mandatory checkpoints are means with which officers keep watch over motorists, sometimes requiring a traffic stop of unsuspecting drivers, even if their driving has been seemingly lawful. Just such a situation played out earlier this month in Mecklenburg County,
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Speeding Through a Sobriety Checkpoint is a No-no, Driver Learns

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Sobriety checkpoints in North Carolina, as in most places, are typically placed by law enforcement officials at high-traffic intersections where accidents have historically been known to occur — and where police believe they will encounter and stop a large number of people to determine whether they are driving drunk. One driver in Pennsylvania recently decided
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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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Critics Say Checkpoints Are More About Revenue Than Safety

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Summer in North Carolina has come to mean sobriety and safety checkpoints — on land and on water. This year, a group of state law enforcement agencies and anti-drunk driving activists have teamed up to sponsor “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive.” The campaign involves checkpoints and more patrols in heavy
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