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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Posted on March 2nd, 2014
Pender County, North Carolina attorney Carl Woodrow Thurman III was taken into police custody early in the morning of Sunday, February 23 in relation to a driving while impaired charge.
Police authorities stopped his vehicle at around 2:30 a.m. while he was driving along Brunswick County. Thurman’s blood alcohol level was calculated as .08 during his field sobriety test.
As standard procedure for DWI offenses in North Carolina, Thurman’s driver’s license will be suspended for the next 30 days.
Thurman, who served as counselor to Pender County and the board of commissioners, did not make any public comments regarding his arrest.
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Posted on February 13th, 2014
Comedian, Chris Kattan, a former member of the Saturday Night Live cast, was arrested in California on Monday, February 10 under suspicion of drunk driving.
Police took Kattan into custody after he hit a Department of Transportation truck around 2:00 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in Encino. The department truck had been resting on the shoulder of the highway after performing maintenance work.
Kattan was booked in Van Nuys jail and promptly released after posting bail.
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Posted on February 9th, 2014
The Raleigh Police Department stated it would be on alert for drunk drivers on the road during Super Bowl Weekend, having taken at least 18 people into custody and given out 43 charges by Saturday morning, February 1 at a checkpoint on Glenwood Avenue with the help of other law enforcement agencies.
According to research conducted by the Raleigh police, DWI arrests have been known to increase during Super Bowl Sundays, so the police force will practice “extreme vigilance” when patrolling the roads, especially after the game , police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Sughrue added that police analysts who have studied data for the past three Super Bowls have “noted a slight increase” in DWI arrests as compared with a normal Sunday.
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