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Raleigh driver charged with DWI

Posted September 2, 2008

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— Raleigh police charged a woman with DWI after an early morning wreck on Hillsborough Street.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday near the Waffle House restaurant at 3909 Hillsborough St. The car ended up on its roof, and crews took the driver to Rex Hospital with minor injuries.

Police withheld the driver’s name.

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  • TheAdmiral Sep 2, 2008

    "25 years for drunk driving. PERIOD!!!

    And if they kill someone while doing so, life without possibility of parole."

    Your first degree murderers get less.

    I think the press that this has been given has been more detrimental to society than people understand.

    Do we villify children to tinkle on the side of a building cause they can't make it into the building - or what's worse - is afraid someone will say no when they say they have to go?

  • XLAW Sep 2, 2008

    There were 490 alcohol related fatalities in North Carolina in 2006 and maybe someone else can provide the number of DUIs charged and the percentage convicted. The public should probably be made aware and follow each one. But this story is just filling space. The public is provided with absolutely no useful information. Unfortunately, if WRAL plans to expand its coverage to include all DUIs, it better establish a separate category.

  • LoneWolf72 Sep 2, 2008

    Hey Rev, you gonna throw speeders in jail too? They kill more people than DUI on NC roads...check the data, ask the NCHP, ask wral, they know...and the penalties for first time DUI are pretty severe...it's the repeat offenders who are getting off light.

  • LoneWolf72 Sep 2, 2008

    Why is this news? Every DUI is news here...but every accident, speeding ticket, is not...but more deaths are caused by speeding and other causes than by DUI...is WRAL on MADD's pay roll?

  • Rolling Along Sep 2, 2008

    chivegas...we are already paying for it. $4.1 trillion dollars a year is the cost to society caused by auto accidents. EVERY YEAR!

  • Adelinthe Sep 2, 2008

    25 years for drunk driving. PERIOD!!!

    And if they kill someone while doing so, life without possibility of parole.

    Time to take the kid gloves off with drunk drivers, regardless of their name or relatives or immigration status. Because they only drink and drive because they know the penalty will be light.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • chivegas Sep 2, 2008

    "Time to put ignition interlocks on ALL cars. This DUI/DWI is getting way out of hand."

    If you're paying for it! Otherwise, they're a total waste of money. They're easily defeatable by anyone with an IQ greater than 120.

  • Rolling Along Sep 2, 2008

    Time to put ignition interlocks on ALL cars. This DUI/DWI is getting way out of hand.

  • thnbluln Sep 2, 2008

    glad it was her car that flipped and she wasn't killed. I am sick of selfish drunk drivers hurting and killing innocent people. Kind of like sweet justice.

  • beachbum1 Sep 2, 2008

    Humm by the number of empty beer bottles and cans I see on the side of the road all over here, there are a lot more out there!

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