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Police: 14- and 15-year-old involved in carjacking, chase

Police identified a 14- and 15-year-old as suspects in a north Charlotte carjacking and police chase.

The victim in the carjacking said the teens were armed when they forced him out of his car at Barrington Drive and The Plaza.

Police spotted the stolen car on Sugar Creek Road, but the young driver took off.

The chase ended on Oakwood Avenue, and both teens were arrested.

Channel 9 does not have the names of the suspects because of their ages.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:20:24 -0400

Leaders demand answers on toll-lane project

Charlotte area leaders demanded answers Thursday about controversial toll lanes planned for Interstate 77. 
The questions came at one of several meetings with the project's developer, Cintra.
The meetings were supposed to be private, but the Department of Transportation said that was never the case.
A spokesman said the public's chance for comment will come in a few weeks; the Department of Transportation wanted Thursday's meetings to focus on questions from commissioners.
At the meeting, some commissioners demanded to know exactly how much it will cost for drivers on I-77 to use those lanes.
"You got to put that information out. It can't just be at the privilege of the lending community," said David Gilroy, a commissioner in Cornelius. 
He said his constituents were shocked by reports that a round trip from Charlotte to Mooresville could cost as much as $20.
He and a colleague asked for more details on the cost. 
"That is what we're after and we have not seen it. What is the conservative number? We've only seen the high number. Will you release it?" said  John Bradford, another Cornelius town commissioner.
Cintra's vice president of corporate affairs said right now it's difficult to answer that question and said, "We don't want to be creating expectations that may or may not be true."
Huntersville Town Commissioner Sarah McAulay left the meeting not worried about the cost of using the lanes.
"It does not bother me because I think it will be a competitive price and people will want to use the lanes," said McAulay.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:36:56 -0400

Man pleads guilty to murder in DUI crash

A Charlotte man who was driving drunk when he hit and killed a cab driver will spend almost eight years in prison.

Justin Miller pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday, 15 months after the collision that killed cab driver Paul Miller, 56.  The Millers are not related.

Prosecutors said Justin Miller had a blood alcohol level of .17 -- twice the legal limit -- and was going 67 mph on Woodlawn Road when his BMW slammed into Paul Miller’s cab.

They said Justin Miller was also driving with a revoked license less than a month after he had been arrested for drunk driving in Huntersville.

Miller apologized through his attorney.

“If Mr. Miller had called a cab, Paul would have been the one who picked him up and taken him where he wanted to go,” Kelly Barrentine, a friend of Paul Miller, said.

Miller’s attorney said he had been all but abandoned by his family and was working his way through Queens University when the collision happened.

Several of his professors and friends were in court Thursday to show their support, including his adviser, Catherine Eason.
“He's had a very difficult life and that's no excuse for what he did but I do believe there's hope for him,” Eason said.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:07:06 -0400

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