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Posts Tagged ‘drunk driving’

What’s an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.

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…

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

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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…

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Car of the Future May Literally Shut Down Drunk-Driving

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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…

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

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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…

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IIHS Reports Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoints Conducted Improperly

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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…

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Prom: Think Your Teen Won’t Drink and Drive in Raleigh? Think Again.

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With prom season upon us, many families are dazed by the cost alone. It seems parents often shoulder the bulk of the burden, shelling out around $1000 for their teen to have a night out, according to Visa. While some parents show concern for safety as well, it typically involves worry about teen sex, rather…

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Veterans Have Higher Rates of DWI and Other Traffic Offenses

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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,…

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Raleigh Sobriety Checkpoint Nabbed Dozens More Last Weekend

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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…

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Wake County Courts Are Flooded with Raleigh DWI Cases

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According to a WNCN News report, there were 2,843 Raleigh DWI arrests between January 1, 2014 and the end of November. For comparison, there were only 1,781 arrests during the same timeframe during the prior year. This makes for a 60% increase in drunk-driving arrests in a single year. At the same time, Wake County…

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Man Drunk-Driving Hits Police Car and Gets Away with It

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In a story almost too crazy to be true, a man in Queens, New York collided with a police car this week while drunk driving and got away with it. According to The New York Post, Langford Banda lost control of his vehicle just after midnight on February 9 and hit a parked NYPD van,…

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