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  • winemaker81 Nov 19, 12:28 p.m.

    "Yep, and with all of the guns floating around, we're bound to start seeing road rage related shootings." -- Obamacare for one and all

    Firearms were as common 20 years as they are now, so there is no logical reason why shooting would increase now. The lack of such shootings proves your point has no merit.

  • readme Nov 19, 8:49 a.m.

    We are too soft on crime.

  • pja1357 Nov 15, 1:28 p.m.

    There is no excuse for this happening. I was almost killed by a 21 year old texting while driving a flatbed tow truck carrying a 16 passenger van that slammed in the back of me going about 50 mph as I was sitting still in traffic. He was only charged for failure to reduce speed. REALLY - I am still mentally, physically and financially suffer from this wreck. I see everyday people texting on their phone and I want to get out and take their picture and notify the police. I hate these people who think they are above the law!!

  • wral60 Nov 15, 11:35 a.m.

    Drunk at 11 pm and drunk at 6pm... Doesn't matter what time it happened... If you drive drunk you have a problem... The time doesn't make a difference.

    @simplelogic "Enough alcohol at 6pm to impair judgment? This person has a problem."

  • 42 Nov 15, 10:57 a.m.

    If you text and drive you are a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

  • LETS DIVE Nov 15, 10:25 a.m.

    when we have a law to disable mobile devices when the gps reads 5 mph or above?

  • Cleanup on Aisle Cool Nov 15, 10:21 a.m.

    There should be some jail time here.

  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 15, 10:10 a.m.

    Yep, increase the speed limit to 70mph on the highways in and around Wake county. It's all safe.
    Geez Louise

    Yep, and with all of the guns floating around, we're bound to start seeing road rage related shootings.

  • scubagirl2 Nov 15, 10:08 a.m.

    Texting and alcohol should be much MORE than a 5 yr license loss. How about some time in prison, a big fine AND losing license

  • bdu4dals2 Nov 15, 10:05 a.m.

    Time to make the law such that it just is not worth the risk, don't wait until your loved one is hurt or killed before you stand up and demand a deterrent.

  • Geez Louise Nov 15, 9:53 a.m.

    "Texting and alcohol are suspected in the crash..."

    --Yep, increase the speed limit to 70mph on the highways in and around Wake county. It's all safe.

  • simplelogic Nov 15, 9:24 a.m.

    Enough alcohol at 6pm to impair judgment? This person has a problem.

  • Lightfoot3 Nov 15, 9:21 a.m.

    Texting AND alcohol?! Holy moly, that's someone that just doesn't give a flying flip about rules, laws, common sense, etc. Definitely should be some jail time for this one.

  • ljones5 Nov 15, 9:19 a.m.

    At least the person stayed on the scene, that seems to happen less and less now days. Now throw the book at them.

  • PJM Nov 15, 8:51 a.m.

    People still do not believe texting is a distraction! Glad he was arrested and glad there are just injuries as it could be alot worst. Stop texting or even reading texts and driving people...

  • bkahuna Nov 15, 8:32 a.m.

    Texting an alcohol, should be an automatic 5 year loss of license.

  • Goalieman Nov 15, 8:25 a.m.

    Texting and alcohol...horrible combination. Throw away the key!

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