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Orange County Magistrate Charged With DWI

A magistrate for the Orange County Court system was charged with DWI Saturday after police observed her driving on the wrong side of the road.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A magistrate for the Orange County Court system was charged with DWI Saturday after police observed her driving on the wrong side of the road.

Jennifer Allen Hay, 44, was pulled over by Chapel Hill police on Hillsborough Street. She registered a .09 on her Breathalyzer, which is just above the legal limit.

“Ms. Hay was arrested for driving while impaired, driving left of center and failure to change the address on drivers license within 60 days,” the report stated. “Based on her poor operation of the vehicle and roadside test, she was arrested and transported to [the Chapel Hill Police Department].”

Hay’s trial date is set for Feb. 5.

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