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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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some, P. 3

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We have been discussing the different approaches states have taken to the use of ignition interlock devices. The devices are meant to keep drivers convicted of DWI from becoming repeat offenders. As we said, some states mandate interlocks for every person with a DWI, while other target only the most serious offenders. North Carolina is in
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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some, P. 2

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States have adopted different laws around ignition interlock devices. Some states require every person convicted of drunk driving to install one — even first-time offenders. Other states, like North Carolina, require interlocks for more serious offenders. Here, an interlock device is required if you are convicted with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more,
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Ignition Interlock Laws Too Close to Big Brother for Some

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When the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned last summer, a handful of bills concerning ignition interlock devices were pending, and they may or may not be picked up when legislators reconvene next month. Until a stricter interlock law passes, the state will continue to be a target for proponents. Research shows that states with interlock mandates
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In North Carolina, Criminal Matters Dominate List of New Laws P3

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We are continuing a brief rundown of new laws that went into effect on Dec. 1. As we mentioned in our last two posts, the laws cover a lot of ground. North Carolina now has stiffer penalties for DWI repeat offenders and allows the court to expunge the criminal records of some offenders under age
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