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Road Worrier: Will NC require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders?

North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, for refusing to take a blood-alcohol breath test, or for blowing 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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Road Worrier: Will NC require ignition interlocks for all DWI offenders?

North Carolina orders interlocks for drunk drivers who have been convicted for repeat offenses, for refusing to take a blood-alcohol breath test, or for blowing 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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A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian border.

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