Press Releases

Labor Day Weekend Marks The Launch Of Impaired Driving Initiative

Monday, August 31, 2020

As Labor Day fast approaches, increased congestion across the state is expected as motorists travel to their intended vacation destinations. With this in mind, the State Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of sober driving throughout the holiday weekend. 

State Highway Patrol To Launch Move Over Campaign

Monday, July 27, 2020

In an effort to increase the public’s awareness on the importance of moving over for public service vehicles, the State Highway Patrol is launching Move a Little/Save a Lot, a campaign focused on the education and enforcement of the state’s Move Over law. 

SHP Seeking Public's Assistance in Identifying Fatal Victim

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

On Tuesday, July 7, at 5:33 am, the State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle collision on NC 50 at Old Drug Store Road.  A 2016 Dodge Charger was traveling north on NC 50 when it struck a pedestrian who was believed to be sitting in the travel lanes.

SHP Seeking Public’s Assistance In Cumberland County Hit-And-Run

Friday, June 26, 2020

The State Highway Patrol is requesting assistance from the public in locating a hit-and-run vehicle responsible for the death of a pedestrian in Cumberland County. On Thursday, May 21, troopers were called to NC 87 near Sand Hill Rd where they located Timothy Wayne Slade, 51, of Hope Mills.

SHP Responds To Slow Driver Protest On I-40

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On Wed., June 24 at approximately 8:57 a.m., the State Highway Patrol responded to I-40 in Wake County due to several vehicles traveling at a slow rate of speed near the 298 mile marker.

SHP Seeking Public’s Assistance in Cleveland County Hit-And-Run

Monday, June 15, 2020

The State Highway Patrol is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle sought in a deadly hit-and-run collision that occurred in Cleveland County. On Friday, June 12 at approximately 7:26 p.m., troopers responded to a vehicle collision on NC 150 near Ridge Rd.

State Highway Patrol Graduates 42 New Troopers

Monday, June 15, 2020

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 42 new troopers at a graduation ceremony held for the 150th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended what was a truly unique Patrol School experience as much of the training was forced to adapt due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

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