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Families Of Drunk Driving Victims Remind You To Have New Year's Plan

By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith
By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith

Three people were killed across our state in drunk driving accidents last New Year's and with New Year's Eve this weekend- local families of drunk driving victims want to remind people to have a plan before they celebrate.

Glenna Bates of New Bern only has pictures now of her grandson Shawn who was killed by a drunk driver in New Jersey 2 years ago when he was 19 years old. Bates says he pain of his death is something she'll never get over.

"People really have to remember it just doesn't affect our family. What about the other family? I'm sure they're heartbroken too. This boy committed a murder," says Bates.

According to Highway Patrol, last New Year's Eve and New Year's Day there were 73 DWI crashes. Three of them were fatal. 93 people across the state were arrested during that time for DWIs.


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