Posted on August 16th, 2014
The former police chief in Greensboro and the current police chief at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Tim Bellamy, was charged with a DWI on August 2, Fox8 WGHP reported.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, one of their men stopped Bellamy as he was traveling along Interstate 40 at around 12:40 a.m. Upon speaking with him, the trooper identified smell of alcohol on Bellamy’s breath and took note of his glassy eyes. Allegedly, Bellamy did not do well on his field sobriety test. When breathalyzed, Bellamy blew a .09 percent BAC, just over the state’s legal limit of .08 percent.
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Posted on May 4th, 2014
Raleigh resident Jacob Press, 21, is facing DWI, felony death by motor vehicle, and felony serious injury by motor vehicle charges in relation to a two-vehicle collision that killed 67-year-old Garner resident Rex Todd.
According to preliminary investigations, Press crossed the median while he was driving along Jones Franklin Road on, causing him to crash into another vehicle that going in the opposite direction.
The driver of the other vehicle, Rex Todd, was found dead on the scene. Todd’s wife Mary, 66, who was a passenger at the time of the accident, was rushed to WakeMed Health & Hospitals where she is recovering from her injuries.
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Posted on April 7th, 2014
More than 800 drivers were arrested for driving while impaired from March 14 to March 17 as part of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to an article published on March 25 by the Island Gazette.
North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program director Don Nail said their program aims to ensure that drunk drivers will be penalized for driving behind the wheel after drinking during the holiday, which is traditionally celebrated with large amounts of drinking.
The top five counties that had the most DWI arrests in Raleigh during the campaign included Wake County (92 arrests), Mecklenburg County (64 arrests), Cumberland County (41 arrests), Guilford County (39 arrests), and Robeson County (32 arrests).
Statewide, law enforcement officers issued 1,685 safety belt violations, 282 child passenger safety violations, 6,579 speeding violations, 170 work zone violations, and 729 drug charges.
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Posted on March 13th, 2014
In Wake County court, Ray Norman Rouse IV, 35, plead not guilty to second-degree murder on Monday, March 10.
Norman was charged with felony second-degree murder after a 2013 St. Patrick’s Day fatal DWI accident that killed Gaynell Batton Bailey, 79, and her husband, Orson Jackson Bailey, 83.
According to the Raleigh police, in March of 2013 the Baileys were walking east on Wade Avenue around 1 p.m. when Rouse struck them driving at a speed of 43 mph. At the time of the accident Rouse’s blood alcohol content measured at .17%, more than twice the legal limit in North Carolina.
Rouse’s trial date was scheduled for the week of September 15.
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