Press Releases

State Highway Patrol Focuses On Safety For July Fourth Weekend

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

As the July Fourth Holiday approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safe driving while traveling to their intended destinations.  As traffic is expected to increase throughout the week, troopers will be out in full force monitoring driver behavior.
 

SHP Identifies Suspect In Johnston County Shooting

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Authorities have identified Enrique Lopez, 26, of Smithfield as the suspect in yesterday’s pursuit involving a state trooper in Johnston County.  Lopez was attempting to elude law enforcement while fleeing in a stolen tow truck on US 70 Business.

State Highway Patrol Involved in Johnston County Pursuit

Monday, July 1, 2019

On Monday, July 1st, at approximately 4:23 p.m. the State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a stolen tow truck on Black Creek Rd. in Johnston County after receiving a call for assistance by local authorities.

SHP Urges Motorists To Plan Ahead For Memorial Day Travel

Thursday, May 23, 2019

With an estimated 37.6 million motorists taking to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to plan ahead before traveling.   
                                               

State Highway Patrol Graduates 34 New Troopers

Friday, May 3, 2019

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 34 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 147th Basic Highway Patrol School.  The ceremony ended 12 weeks of demanding training preparing them for a fulfilling career of service to the state of North Carolina.
 

SHP Announces 2019 Operation Drive To Live

Monday, April 8, 2019

In anticipation of spring break and prom season, the State Highway Patrol is once again conducting Operation Drive to Live, an annual campaign to reduce collisions involving teen drivers.

SHP Identifies Suspect In Johnston County Shooting

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Authorities have identified Darius Jayquan Rogers, 20, of Clayton as the suspect in today’s shooting involving a state trooper.  Mr. Rogers was transported to Wake Medical Center as a result of the incident where he is listed in serious condition.  
 

Trooper Shoots Armed Suspect In Johnston County

Thursday, April 4, 2019

On Thursday, April 04 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the State Highway Patrol stopped a Nissan passenger vehicle for traveling 96 mph in a 55 mph zone on US 70 near Edwards Rd in Johnston County.  
 

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