New law mandates educating new drivers on how to interact with law enforcement

http://www.wect.com/clip/13534316/new-law-mandates-educating-new-drivers-on-how-to-interact-with-law-enforcement By: Alex Guarino, General Assignment Reporter WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new state law will require driving instructors to educate students about the proper ways to interact with law enforcement officers during traffic stops. The North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 21, known as ‘Driver Instruction/Law Enforcement Stops,’ into […]

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New outpatient opioid treatment facility to open in Wilmington-WECT News

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – http://www.wect.com/story/35809669/new-outpatient-opioid-treatment-facility-to-open-in-wilmington You can learn more about a new opioid treatment facility in Wilmington later this week. Reflections of Hope LLP is an upcoming outpatient opioid treatment program where people can receive medical and behavioral treatment for opioid addiction. The facility is located on Darlington Avenue beside Coastal Finance Company on Market […]

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DWI Decline: The surprising reasons arrests are dropping

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The number of DWI arrests in New Hanover County is down considerably in recent years. It may seem too good to be true that people are actually making better decisions, opting not to drink and drive, but that could be at least part of the reason behind this drop […]

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Certain foods may trick law enforcement breathalyzers

http://www.foxwilmington.com/story/28224984/certain-foods-trick-law-enforcement-breathalyzers What do Honey Buns and beer have in common? Myths claim they can both trigger a positive reading on a breathalyzer if you’re pulled over for a DWI. “These devices are inherently unreliable,” DWI Attorney James McGee claimed.”They also can pick up different things that mimic alcohol as being ethanol.” Myths suggest that white […]

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Cracking Down on Mo-ped Drivers

http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/11225951/ RALEIGH, N.C. — Trauma surgeonDr. A. Britton Christmas was working early one chilly morning when a drunken mo-ped driver came into the emergency room after a crash. Why was the man driving a mo-ped at 3 a.m. in cold weather, the doctor asked. His license had been revoked. As the doctor soon discovered, this […]

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