County Seeks Ways to Reduce North Carolina DWI Cases

A community advisory panel recently met with representatives of the Mount Olive College to discuss ways of reducing driving while intoxicated in Richmond County, North Carolina. The college is currently undertaking a drinking and driving study for the North Carolina Strategic Prevention Framework Project, and the meeting looked at ways to use a grant of $100,000 for three consecutive years that targets drunk driving.

Richmond County is one of 18 counties selected for consideration in the program because of high rates of alcohol related traffic fatalities and injuries. The study has established two primary goals for the program; to gain maximum public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving in North Carolina and to facilitate prosecution of DWI cases in court. Secondary goals include the public release of the results of NC DWI checkpoints and addressing sources of illegal alcohol distribution. These goals will be packaged in a

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