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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Second-degree Murder Charge in Raleigh Dwi Case

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Any alcohol related accident that results in injury or death will carry serious charges and penalties. After a drinking and driving related charge last year, a Raleigh, North Carolina man now faces second-degree murder charges. A Wake County grand jury returned a new indictment this week, however, reports did not indicate what precipitated the new charges. According to police records, the accident occurred
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Nc State Student Faces Drunk Driving Charges After Sunday Crash

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A North Carolina State junior civil engineering major faces drunk driving charges after a serious car accident this weekend left another student in critical condition. Authorities say that the accident happened on campus on Dan Allen drive. It appears that the junior was turning into a service road to the Dan Allen Parking Deck when he
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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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