Highway Patrol Reports 17 Fatalities during the Thanksgiving Holiday

During this holiday period, troopers investigated 11 fatal collisions resulting in 17 deaths. The following is a breakdown of the highway and approximate location of each fatality:

  • Fronis Strickland Road (6.5 miles northwest from Tabor City)(Columbus County)(1 fatality)
  • US 301 Service Road (1.6 miles east of Hope Mills) (Cumberland County) (1 fatality)
  • NC66 (1 mile north of Kernersville) (Forsyth County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC24 (3.5 miles east of Kenansville) (Duplin County) (1 fatality)
  • Holdens Crossroads (5.3 miles northeast of Wilson) (Wilson County) (1 fatality)
  • Morgan J. Road, aka Great Marsh Church Road (4 miles southeast of St. Pauls) (Robeson County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC125 (0.6 miles north of Scotland Neck) (Halifax County) (1 fatality)
  • I-795 (4.9 miles from Black Creek) (Wilson County) (2 fatalities)
  • NC11 (2.6 miles west of Riegelwood) (Columbus County) (1 fatality)
  • NC42 (0.7 miles east of Pinetops) (Edgecombe County) (4 fatalities)
  • McGrit Bridge Road (5.3 miles north of Maxton) (Robeson County) (1 fatality)

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92 Charges filed after DWI checkpoint in Wilmington

The WPD Traffic Unit were assisted by officers from several different agencies throughout southeastern, North Carolina, including:

Onslow County SO
New Hanover County SO
Brunswick County SO
Jacksonville PD
Whiteville PD
Leland PD
Carolina Beach PD

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S.C. Highway Patrol steps up patrols for 4th of July

If you are headed to Myrtle Beach for the 4th of July, be aware that the S.C. Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement through campaign called “Target Zero.”

The Patrol is increasing awareness of pedestrian accidents with motor vehicles and performing more DUI checkpoints as part of the stepped up patrolling over the Independence Day holiday week.

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On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign Results

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission released the totals for On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive campaign for the period of Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 26.

On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive campaign is a multi-agency initiative that is designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure that all motorists can safely travel on highway and waterways during the summer months.

The totals are reflective of each agency’s collaborative enforcement efforts:

Highway Patrol:

  • Driving While Impaired:                     172
  • Provisional License Violation:            15
  • Other Implied Consent Violation:      45
  • Drug Violations:                                    25
  • Drug Paraphernalia:                              9
  • Seatbelt Violations:                         1,398
  • Child Restraint Violations:               133
  • Equipment Violations:                      372
  • Driver License Violation:                  931
  • Registration Violation:                      912
  • Other Violations:                             3,485

Total Violations:                                       7,497

Wildlife Resources Commission:

  • Operate While Impaired:                     23
  • Boating Citations Issued:                  529
  • Boating Warnings Issued:                 841
  • Boats Checked:                                6,727

Total Violations:                                         1,393