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.
Law enforcement agencies in South Carolina and North Carolina joined forces over the weekend along I-85 and I-26 in Spartanburg County. Operation Rolling Thunder, as the enforcement effort was called, sought to target drug trafficking and drug possession among other traffic crimes.
North Carolina's new law allows law enforcement officers to seize the vehicle of a suspect who flees officers. Governor Bev Purdue signed the "Run and You're Done Bill," which will go into effect on December 1.