A Raleigh teen and a Piedmont teen were recently arrested under North Carolina's new zero-tolerance law teens driving at excessive speeds. As of last October, a driver under age 18 on a provisional North Carolina driver's license can be arrested if stopped for going 15 mph over the posted speed limit. An adult driver in the same situation would merely receive a speeding ticket.
In October 2010, a judge was charged with a misdemeanor for driving while impaired during a vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He was also given a citation for a traffic violation during the same traffic stop.