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What’s an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

Drunk driving is never tolerated in any state. However, North Carolina deploys some of the harshest penalties for drunk drivers, including the Ignition Interlock Device (IID). From jail time to fines to penalties, you will certainly endure a lot as a punishment for breaking the law. However, one punishment many DWI offenders do not think about is that of the Ignition Interlock …

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Can a Defendant Contest Breathalyzer Results?

The breathalyzer, known as a breath-test device, is routinely used by law enforcement in North Carolina to determine if a motorist is under the influence. Law enforcement’s prevalent use of the device makes some defendants believe they cannot contest breathalyzer results. If a high BAC comes back, prosecutors use the breathalyzer’s evidence to prove the DWI charges in court. Over the past …

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Are DWI Roadblocks in North Carolina a Violation of Motorist Rights?

Sobriety checkpoints, often called DWI roadblocks, feel like an invasion of privacy. They are strategically set along main roads with one purpose: finding drunken drivers. At these checkpoints, all vehicles must stop, and law enforcement can assess if the driver is inebriated at the time. If the officer suspects that the driver has been drinking, they may perform a field sobriety test …

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Five Self-Tests to Help You Avoid a Raleigh DWI Ticket

Very few people get behind the wheel knowing that they’re too drunk to drive. Usually, people think they’re not impaired enough to get a DWI, simply because of the way alcohol affects the brain. You may feel fine or think that you haven’t had enough alcohol to be above the legal limit, but none of that matters when the red …

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Car of the Future May Literally Shut Down Drunk-Driving

Imagine if every driver had to submit to a sobriety test before operating a vehicle. There’s a good chance it would put an end to drunk-driving in Raleigh altogether. Of course, that also leads to a whole lot of questions of legality. Can every single driver really be tested? Interestingly, the answer is, “yes,” but it’s not nearly as invasive …

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Alcohol Paradox: Fatal Drunk-Driving Accidents Continue, Though DWI Decreases

The insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently uncovered an interesting anomaly in their data. The agency has been tracking drunk-driving accidents in Raleigh, as well as throughout the rest of the country, and has been trying to uncover ways to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities. Despite their efforts, deadly collisions have remained fairly consistent, even though the …

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IIHS Reports Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoints Conducted Improperly

In Raleigh, sobriety checkpoints are already a major source of conflict. Arrests have been on the rise and the courts have been packed with cases as a result of the city’s DWI squad. This is largely the result of a massive federal grant, which has made more man-power and roadblocks available. Even still, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) …

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Veterans Have Higher Rates of DWI and Other Traffic Offenses

For many years, the battles our veterans face outside the warzone had been swept under the rug, Even now, we’re just starting to understand how much individuals are impacted. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects a huge number of servicemen, though pinning down an exact amount is difficult, and the degree to which …

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Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoint Nabbed Dozens More Last Weekend

Whether you agree or disagree with the concept, there’s no question that Raleigh’s sobriety checkpoints are effective. In a recent interview, the Wake County District Attorney said that the county expects to handle about 6,000 DWI charges this year.  Overall the number of DWI arrests in Wake County may increase as much as 30% over the past couple of years, …