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Stricter consequences for repeat DWI offenders passed in NC House

Posted on April 1st, 2015 No Comments

State lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives passed two bills that seek to give more teeth to existing drunken driving laws, WMFY News 2 reported on March 11. At present, the legal blood-alcohol content limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08 while repeat drunken drivers are limited to a blood alcohol content […]

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Ravens drop player arrested for Charlotte DWI, speeding

Posted on March 18th, 2015 No Comments

On Saturday, February 28, Twenty-two-year-old Baltimore Ravens defensive-back Victor Hampton was taken into police custody on driving while impaired charges in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to preliminary investigations, a trooper spotted a convertible Camaro going 100 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on Interstate 77 north near Westinghouse Boulevard at around 12:26 a.m. The […]

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Raleigh police charge local man with DWI

Posted on March 4th, 2015 No Comments

Members of the Raleigh Police Department in North Carolina charged 40-year-old local Luis Servin with driving while impaired after he crashed off the roadway along the 6300 block of Buffaloe Road, WTVD-TV reported on February 21. The single-vehicle crash occurred at around 3:40 a.m. According to preliminary investigations made by police investigators, Servin was operating a 2008 […]

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Evidence thrown out in DWI case but woman’s license still revoked

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 No Comments

A three-judge panel at the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that evidence collected in an illegal search or seizure can still be used as evidence in civil proceedings such as license revocation hearings, Monitech reported on February 18. This is the decision made by the court during the first week of February regarding […]

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Woman faces $1.1M bail in Wake County DWI accident

Posted on February 5th, 2015 No Comments

Twenty-three-year-old Kiera Jo Sprouse’s bail recently jumped to $1.1 million, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Sprouse hit the back of a motorcycle driven by Thomas John Anstey on I440 shortly after midnight Tuesday, January 20. Anstey died in the crash. Sprouce is now facing several charges, including driving while impaired and felony death […]

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North Carolina amends rules on DWI imprisonment

Posted on January 19th, 2015 No Comments

North Carolina is changing its rules regarding incarceration procedures for individuals who committed driving while impaired offenses and were sentenced to spend time in jail, WBTW reported on January 2. Before the start of this year, someone who was sentenced for a DWI would likely serve time in a state prison, but with these new […]

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Raleigh mom faces court over crash that killed son

Posted on December 16th, 2014 No Comments

Forty-nine-year-old Raleigh resident Laura Smith, who was accused of drunk driving in the single-vehicular accident that claimed the life of her son, appeared in court on November 20 after being released from the hospital where she was receiving treatment, WTVD reported. According to Raleigh police, Smith was driving over the speed limit and under the influence of alcohol when […]

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Bus driver in Wake County charged with DWI

Posted on December 1st, 2014 No Comments

Sixty-three-year-old Garner, North Carolina resident Donnie Lee Ballentine, a bus driver for the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, was suspended from his post after being charged with driving while intoxicated on his day off, an Associated Press article reported on November 18. According to local media stations, Ballentine was apprehended by the police on the […]

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UNC running back Romar Morris suspended for DWI

Posted on November 18th, 2014 No Comments

Twenty-two-year-old UNC running back Romar Morris was suspended for one game after getting arrested and being charged with driving while impaired on November 2, the News Observer reported. A police officer with the Chapel Hill Police Department took Morris into custody at around 4:12 a.m. near his home address of 110 Misty Woods Circle. He had been […]

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Maryland police officer charged with DWI at Raleigh-Durham airport

Posted on October 17th, 2014 No Comments

Police officers with the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina charged 41-year-old Bowie, Maryland police officer Arvester Horner, Jr., with driving while impaired and having an alcoholic beverage in his vehicle, the News Observer reported on October 13. The airport police found Horner sleeping behind the wheel of his 2003 Nissan in the middle of […]

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