Highway Patrol Stops Offering Free Accident Reports

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has stopped providing free wreck reports at its county offices.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported that local offices were told about the change late last month.

The reports are available through the website of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

But those seeking the reports must fill out a form for each individual wreck and pay $5 for it.

The form requires those seeking the documents to provide the name of motorist involved, the driver's license number, the date and location of the wreck, and other information in order to receive a copy of the wreck report.

First Sgt. Jeff Gordon says the patrol is following orders from the DMV.

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