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January 2012 Archives

Cellphone use while driving could become a nationwide ban

Talking on a cellphone while driving may be a thing of the past since The National Transportation Safety Board has called for a nationwide ban on cellphone use and text-messaging while driving. The NTSB is asking every state to outlaw non-emergency telephone and text use by drivers of all vehicles. One of the NTSB board members views the use of cellphones while driving as the new "DUI" in driver offenses.

Police make second arrest in Wilmington insurance fraud case

An alleged insurance fraud scheme that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, has been the subject of several news stories in recent weeks. On Jan. 19, the Department of Insurance announced the second arrest pertaining to the purported scheme. A 25-year-old Wilmington man was charged with insurance fraud, as well as corporate malfeasance and obtaining property by false pretense.

Fatal Brunswick County crash caused by driver who ran red light

In today's hustle and bustle world, it seems everyone is distracted and constantly hurried. With phone calls, texts, appointments and multi-tasking a mainstay of modern life, it's not uncommon for people to lose focus of what is right in front of them. Unfortunately, this hurried lifestyle can have deadly consequences on the road.

One dead after tractor-trailer crash in North Carolina

Although it is not always clear as to what led to an accident, most drivers know that when an accident involves a tractor-trailer, it can often result in serious injury or death. The sheer size of such a vehicle can have catastrophic effects on any vehicle that comes in contact with it. With large interstate highways intertwined throughout North Carolina, the potential for these types of accidents is always high as truck drivers make their way across the country via interstate highways.

Wilmington couple plead guilty to drug, firearms charges

Drug charges can carry severe consequences if a charge results in a conviction. Although public scrutiny can often lead to assumptions of guilt, anyone who is arrested and charged with drug crimes is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Not every charge results in a conviction and those who are faced with serious charges have the right to defend themselves properly in a court of law.

Man wanted by FBI for drug crimes caught in Wilmington

A man wanted by the FBI for several alleged drug crimes has been arrested. He was arrested near the Hampstead Methodist Church in Wilmington, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Department. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Wilmington Police, state troopers and the Pender County Sheriff's Office all participated in the search for the man.

2 killed, 2 hurt in Jacksonville DUI wreck; driver charged

Last week, two people were tragically killed in a serious car accident in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Police have charged a local man with causing the accident. According to them, the driver was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

New Hanover bail bonding company says DWIs down this New Year's

Many people equate New Year's Eve and other major holidays with drinking and driving. Police often issue warnings of increased patrols, and local campaigns advertising against drunk driving are virtually everywhere. This year, however, Powell Bail Bonding in New Hanover County said they didn't get much traffic on New Year's.

Reckless driving causes head-on collision in New Hanover, 3 hurt

In several other posts we have discussed the tragedy and injury that are often the results of a serious car accident. Sometimes, such collisions are in fact accidents, attributed to poor road or weather conditions. Other times, however, accidents can be attributed to a specific driver's behavior, as in a recent crash in New Hanover County that injured several people.

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