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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No Murder Conviction for Doctor in Fatal Crash

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The trial of the former doctor we discussed in our February 24th post ended Wednesday when the judge sentenced the man to three years in prison. The jury did not buy the prosecution’s argument that the man had committed second-degree murder. Instead, they convicted him of involuntary manslaughter, felony death by motor vehicle and driving
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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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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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