"People spin around at 60 miles an hour in a circle. You've got to be focused. You can't be on drugs," says state fair ride operator Jake Harrell, as WRAL News reports.
As Laura Miller writes for Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review, "off-label" use of the Infuse bone graft medical device has caused serious complications in patients who underwent certain types of back surgery - leading some in the industry to make charges that Medtronic has a defective product on its hands, at least when it comes to off-label use.
This case shows exactly how DWI charges don't always come from drinking alcohol.
Last Thursday, part of U.S. 501 was the site of a fatal car wreck involving drunk driving. As ABC 11 reports, a 17-year-old Northern High student was drunk behind the wheel at two in the morning when he apparently lost control of his car, went off the road, hit a tree, and the car flipped over.
A 40-year-old man was driving while license revoked in North Carolina when he cut another vehicle off and slammed on his brakes, causing injuries to 24-year-old Christopher Fisher. Fisher died as a result of the wreck.
As Bruce Siceloff reports for The Herald, the North Carolina legislature has passed new law affecting the graduated driver's license program. Part of the changes in the law includes an automatic driver's license revocation - for 30 days - after a teen has been charged with certain traffic violations.
Writers for the Winston-Salem Journal report that the Winston-Salem area was recently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live in the nation. But, on the other hand, Forsyth County has some of the most DWI arrests in North Carolina.
Eryn Sun reports for the Christian Post that alcohol industry marketers are going after the younger crowd with their so-called alcopops, which the state of North Carolina classifies as malt beverages but may contain levels of alcohol similar to beer.
As the Charlotte Observer reports, a man in an SUV slammed into another vehicle, causing that vehicle to hit a tree, killing the driver and injuring a passenger. After the wreck, the man in the SUV "regained control" and took off, leaving the scene.