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Senators call for the elimination of DWI checkpoint apps this week

Smartphone software applications, or "apps," are all the rage right now in North Carolina and throughout the entire nation. So much so, that multiple companies have taken steps to develop applications to alert drivers of intersections with red light cameras, the location of speed traps and DWI checkpoints. The creators of these apps maintain their purpose is to get drivers thinking twice about drunk driving, but a group of U.S. senators is not convinced.

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Earlier this week, four senators from states across the nation collectively sent letters to Google, Apple and Research in Motion (RIM) asking that they pull certain "DWI apps" from their inventory, as they believe such Smartphone programs encourage drunk driving. It would be interesting to know what event(s) spurred these Senators to take action earlier this week, as such apps have been in existence in various forms since 2008.

State considers changing law for first-time DUI offenders

So often, it takes a good example of legislative change to be set in one state before lawmakers in North Carolina and other states decide to take up the fight for similar legislation. Such a legislative example is currently in the works in Arizona to show mercy towards those who have made a once-in-a-lifetime mistake.Senate Bill 1200 is making its way through committees and into the Arizona Senate with its supporters' goal being to give first-time DUI offenders a chance to have their sentences lessened if they demonstrate good behavior. The proposal has stirred up passionate debate in the state.

Alleged drunk driver arrested after driving through a Charlotte park

Police in Charlotte pursued and arrested a man believed to have been driving drunk through a park downtown at 400 W. Seventh Street last month. The 24 year old man is accused of causing more than $2,500 in the park.The Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation department reports the incident that occurred before midnight back on Saturday, January 16th resulted in damage to a park sign, garbage can and park bench in downtown Charlotte. Police were called to the scene after being informed by a person who claims to have seen the man driving through the park.Charlotte police later caught up with the alleged drunk driver, charging him with reckless driving, hit and run, driving without a license, failure to heed blue lights and sirens, resisting a public officer and driving under the influence. The man was released from jail on a $4,200 bond while awaiting trial.

City Council Rejects Proposal to Shame DUI Suspects Via Facebook

Social media use is in the rise, with social information-sharing sites such as Facebook and Foursquare counting thousands of additional users as new members each week. For however exciting this new information frontier may be, it poses just as many ethical and legal considerations that will need to be ironed out over the years to come.

Man Pleads Guilty in Drunk Driving Death

A Monroe man pleaded guilty to charges of driving while impaired and second degree murder, stemming from a car accident that ended in the death of a Marshville man in October. The 29-year-old suspect, who has prior drunk driving convictions, entered his guilty plea on Monday.

Be Careful This Halloween Weekend, Police Increase DWI Patrols

As Halloween is upon us, many will be partaking in festive celebrations and costume parties this weekend. While planning your fun-filled weekends, be sure to remember that the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program will be out in full force. The program's Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign will be targeting those driving under the influence this weekend.

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