North Carolina: Wake County DWI arrests for Halloween included Ned Barnett, editor of N & O newspaper

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison NC

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison NC

The News & Observer newspaper reported on the DWI arrest of their own editorial page editor.  The duties of an editorial page editor include writing viewpoints which endorse political candidates, advocating positions on public policy and pointing out serious problems which endanger life and limb — such as driving while using alcohol or drugs.

Ned Barnett News & Observer editor DWI Wake County NC 103015 photo from N & O

Ned Barnett News & Observer editor DWI Wake County NC 103015 photo from N & O

From News & Observer:

The editorial page editor of The News & Observer was charged with speeding and driving while impaired in Raleigh late Friday. (Oct. 30, 2015)

Raleigh police pulled over Ned Barnett, 59, of Raleigh, at 11:45 p.m., according to an arrest report. He was stopped on Hillsborough Street near the Beltline after driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the report. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.12. The legal threshold is 0.08.

Barnett appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was released. He is scheduled to appear in Wake District Court on Dec. 7.

Wake County Sheriff DWI arrest bookings for Oct. 30, 2015:

 Barnett, Edmin Bernard (W /M/59) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Speeding (M), at Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC, on 10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Conolty, Katelyn Elise (W /F/27) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Speeding (M), at 200 Ne Maynard Rd, Cary, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Stallings, Matthew (W /M/25) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Speeding (M), at Capital Blvd & Falls Of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Rodriguez, Jeric (W /M/23) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) No Operators License (M), at Old Raleigh Rd, Apex, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Johnson, Octavious Traivel (B /M/20) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Drive After Consuming < 21 (M), at 1299 S Saunders St/prospect Ave, Raleigh, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Rock, Jeffrey David (W /M/22) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M), 2) Reckless Driving To Endanger (M), 3) Speeding (M), and 4) Failure To Reduce Speed (M), at 899 Us 64 Hwy W/lake Pine Dr, Apex, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Hinton, Andrea Dior (B /F/25) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Failure To Appear On Misd (M), at Brentwood Rd @ Stoneybrook, Raleigh, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Epps, Kendrick Alexander (B /M/20) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Drive After Consuming < 21 (M), at 200 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Prince, Rachel Lorraine (W /F/29) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Expired Registration Card/tag (M), at 5599 Capital Blvd/oak Forest Dr, Raleigh, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Johnson, Charles Scott (W /M/25) Arrest on chrg of 1) Driving While Impaired (M) and 2) Failure To Reduce Speed (M), at Rp 1009, Cary, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.
Rooks, Damien Arkil (B /M/27) Arrest on chrg of Driving While Impaired, M (M), at Us 64 Near Hodge Rd, Knightdale, NC, on 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM.