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DWI fatalities in North Carolina fewer in 2014 than in 2013

Posted on January 7th, 2015 No Comments

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the number of people who died due to alcohol-related crashes in the state were fewer in 2014 as compared to the number of fatalities in 2013. Out of the 5,460 alcohol-related crashes investigated by the Highway Patrol in 2014, 181 people perished. In 2013, the fatality rate was […]

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Aggravated DWI for highly intoxicated NC driver

Posted on August 8th, 2014 No Comments

Fifty-two-year-old Shelby, North Carolina resident Ronald Ellis was charged by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with one count of aggravated DWI after policemen arrested him on Interstate 81 in Watertown, the Watertown Daily Times reported on July 25. Police investigators said Shelby was driving at 35 mph as he entered the highway near exit 45. They pulled […]

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Raleigh man pleads not guilty to fatal St. Patrick’s Day DUI accident

Posted on March 13th, 2014 No Comments

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 […]

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Comedian Chris Kattan arrested for drunk driving

Posted on February 13th, 2014 No Comments

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 […]

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North Carolina man charged for fatal DWI accident

Posted on January 18th, 2014 No Comments

Donald Willis, 53, could face 40 years in prison if he is convicted with felony serious injury charges. The charges relate to a DWI accident that Willis caused in early January. The accident occurred in McDowell County when Willis crossed the center line of Seagle Street and crashed into the vehicle of 18-year-old Emily Dalton. […]

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Raleigh resident has his DWI charges increased

Posted on May 31st, 2013 No Comments

Additional charges of second-degree murder were added at the end of May to a Raleigh man’s charge of felony death by motor vehicle (two counts) for causing the death of an elderly couple in a car accident. Thirty-four-year-old Ray Norman Rouse IV was headed west in Wade Avenue’s eastside lane on March 17 when he […]

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Man sentenced to jail for causing DWI-related deaths

Posted on March 27th, 2013 No Comments

Jacksonville resident Christopher Cash, Jr., 28, was sentenced to 12 to 19 years of imprisonment by an Onslow County jury on Monday, February 5, for causing the deaths of two of his coworkers—49-year-old Jerry Jackson and 24-year-old Kevin Embler—by driving under the influence of alcohol. In a week-long trial, Assistant District Attorneys J.B. Askins and […]

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Woman Given DWI after Serious Car Accident

Posted on February 1st, 2013 No Comments

After swerving into the left lane while driving northwards and flipping her car over, 48-year-old Susan Renee Grant was given a DWI by the Wilmington Police Department on Tuesday, January 22. Police said Grant didn’t fasten her seat belt, causing her to be thrown out of the vehicle on the passenger side of the car. […]

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NC’s Halloween Booze It & Lose It leads to 700 DUI arrests

Posted on November 7th, 2012 No Comments

North Carolina’s Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign led to more than 700 drunk driving arrests, with a total of 24,363 citations issued throughout the state for criminal and traffic violations. The statewide anti-drunk driving campaign lasted from October 26 to October 31. According to WECT, Mecklenburg and Wake Counties had the most citations […]

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Alleged drunk driver charged in hit-and-run

Posted on June 5th, 2012 No Comments

An alleged drunk driver was arrested over the weekend for a hit-and-run accident involving a cyclist on Falls of Neuse Road, WTVD reports. The 38-year-old cyclist landed on the windshield on impact, requiring more than 70 stitches to his face and neck. However, the man was not seriously injured and has been released from the […]

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