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A note at the State Highway Patrol office in Greenville on Thursday directs members of the public there to look at collision reports that the must retrieve them through the Division of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh.
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Bobby Burns/The Daily Reflector

A note at the State Highway Patrol office in Greenville on Thursday directs members of the public there to look at collision reports that the must retrieve them through the Division of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh.

State crash reports restricted

By Bobby Burns

The Daily Reflector

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The State Highway Patrol issued notice this week that free collision reports no longer are available at local offices, perhaps ending a decades-old practice of providing the documents to the general public.

Personnel at county-based patrol offices were notified of the change last Friday by their commanders in Raleigh, officials said. The Daily Reflector learned about the change on Wednesday when it was denied access to reports filed by state troopers in Pitt County for the previous week.


The reports detailed investigations conducted by officers of the state agency about crashes on public roads in the county. The Reflector checks the documents weekly to learn who was involved in wrecks and report on public safety issues, criminal charges and incidents of public interest.

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This is what happens

when you put a man like Kieran J. Shanahan in charge. All you need do is check his record. Nothing unexpected here, he's Pat's pick.

now a press and attorney problem, its an issue

But the thousands of closed meetings of the PUBLIC's councils and commissions are swept under the rug. How does it feel DR when YOU are denied access. You should be front and center on eliminating closed meetings for any public body. How does it feel??

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