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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for Katherine Cook Bramble
August 27, 2015 11:11 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Katherine Cook Bramble.

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The Wake County Sheriff's Office is searching for Enrique Reeino Eraso
August 27, 2015 8:50 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Enrique Reeino Eraso.

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The Durham Police Department is searching for Samuel Cole Middleton
July 25, 2015 6:17 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Samuel Cole Middleton.

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The Durham Police Department is searching for Tony Ray Gunter
July 10, 2015 11:08 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Tony Ray Gunter.

Driving and Alcohol
The Law

DWI Commercial 

In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while noticeably impaired or with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. When driving a commercial motor vehicle, the limit is 0.04. The most significant aspects of the state's DWI law make punishment more severe for the impaired driver in general and the repeat offender in particular.

For offenders who fall into one of the five levels of misdemeanor DWI, Level I being the most serious and Level V the least, the likelihood of spending time in jail has increased.

Level V:
Punishable by a fine up to $200 and a minimum jail sentence of 24 hours and a maximum of 60 days. A judge can suspend the sentence but upon completion that the driver spend 24 hours in jail, perform 24 hours of community service or not operate a vehicle for 30 days.

Level IV:
Punishable by a fine up to $500 and a minimum jail sentence of 48 hours and a maximum of 120 days. A judge can suspend the sentence but upon completion that the driver spend 48 hours in jail, perform 48 hours of community service or not operate a vehicle for 60 days.

Level III:
Punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and a minimum jail sentence of 72 hours and a maximum of six months. A judge can suspend the sentence only upon completion that the driver spend at least 72 hours in jail, perform 72 hours of community service or not operate a vehicle for 90 days.

Level II:
Punishable by a fine up to $2,000 and a minimum jail sentence of seven days and a maximum of one year. A judge CANNOT suspend the minimum sentence.

Level I:
Punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and a minimum jail sentence of 30 days and a maximum of two years. A judge CANNOT suspend the minimum sentence.

Level I and II drivers are repeat offenders, persons whose license are revoked, impaired drivers, impaired drivers who are transporting young children and impaired drivers who hurt someone in a crash.

Impaired drivers must complete a substance abuse assessment and comply with any recommended treatment as a condition for having their drivers license restored at the end of the revocation period.

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