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Road Worrier: Push underway in NC to require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders

North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, who refuse to take a blood-alcohol breath test or who blow a .15 – nearly double the .08 limit that legally defines impaired driving. Now there’s a push in the General Assembly to require them for everybody convicted of DWI – including first-time offenders. Is this a radical idea? Not in 26 other states, where it is the law.

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No bond for 4 suspects in Cary student’s murder

Four defendants from Morrisville – the youngest of them just 17 – faced a judge for the first time Monday in the murder of a 16-year-old Green Hope High School student. All four were denied bail in a case police describe as a Cary drug deal gone wrong. One attorney said the case involved “a quarter bag of weed.”

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Road Worrier: Push underway in NC to require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders

North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, who refuse to take a blood-alcohol breath test or who blow a .15 – nearly double the .08 limit that legally defines impaired driving. Now there’s a push in the General Assembly to require them for everybody convicted of DWI – including first-time offenders. Is this a radical idea? Not in 26 other states, where it is the law.

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