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Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

Government
Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program, encouraged people during Wednesday's event to enjoy the Fourth of July responsibly and if you're going to drink, don't drive any vehicle. (Provided by NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – People should celebrate and have fun this Fourth of July, but if you drink don’t operate an automobile or boat. That was the message from traffic safety officials and law enforcement officers at Wednesday’s launch in Raleigh of anti-drunk driving campaigns aimed at automobile drivers and boaters.  Officials were at the Falls Lake Upper Barton Creek Boating Access Area in Raleigh for Wednesday morning’s launch of the “Operation Firecracker Booze It & Lose It” and “Operation Dry Water” campaigns.  “We want people to ha...
DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Car and trucks in Traffic jam on highway in rush hour (bignai/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Today marks the start of one of the busiest holiday travel seasons of the year. AAA says they predict around 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend from June 30th to July 4th. That number is up 3.7% over 2021, bringing the number of travelers just shy of the numbers in 2019, prior to most COVID-19 Stay at Home orders. In preparation for the increase in holiday travel, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program has started its annual Fourth of July Booze It & Lose It campaign, this year known as 'Operation Firecracker'. Troopers with the State Highway Patrol will have an increased its presence across North Carolina to stop or discourage unsa...
Driver Hits Building, One Of 11 DUI Arrests Over Weekend

Driver Hits Building, One Of 11 DUI Arrests Over Weekend

News
https://youtu.be/1tXdueTwmWk ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - A driver was arrested under suspicion of DUI after he crashed his truck through a small building in Asheboro over the weekend.  The crash took place just before Noon on Monday September 6th, 2021. According to witnesses the driver left the roadway and struck a street sign before plowing through a small building on display at Modular Home Outlet located at 175 NC Hwy 49 in Asheboro. Police identified the driver as Jose Franciso Gomez from Boone NC. Gomez was evaluated by Randolph County EMS on scene and released to Asheboro Police officers to perform a field sobriety test. According to an arrest report from the Asheboro Police Department Gomez blew a .09%, above the legal limit of .08%. Gomez was transported to the...
License Checkpoint Locates Stolen Gun / Drugs

License Checkpoint Locates Stolen Gun / Drugs

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - A man is facing charges for allegedly possessing a stolen firearm and drugs after going through a license checkpoint last Friday. According to the Randolph County Sherriff's office, on May 7, 2021, the Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a license checkpoint on Vision Drive in cooperation with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Deputies encountered a subject who they identified as Musin Shaborr Roberts. According to a press release they conducted an investigation that led to a search of the vehicle where the deputies recovered a stolen firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.Roberts was transported to Randolph County Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Possession Stolen Firearm, Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Gun, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana,...