BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A group called the Brunswick Interagency Taskforce Enforcement team (B.I.T.E) was formed recently after a meeting among Sheriff John Ingram, local law enforcement agencies and District Attorney's representatives.
Sheriff Ingram called for the meeting to help eliminate impaired drivers on the road, with the hopes of creating a taskforce, according to a spokesperson for the sheriff's office.
The taskforce is set to meet again soon to talk about a plan of action.
Attendees at the meeting, along with the NC State Highway Patrol, included the following: Caswell Beach Administrative Chief of Police George Kassler, City of Boiling Spring Lakes Chief of Police Brad Shirley, Town of Sunset Beach Chief of Police Lisa Massey, Town of Leland Police Department's Det. Joe Pierce, Shallotte Police Department's Det. Ed Marti, Town of Holden Beach Police Department's Det. Jeremy Dixon, Town of Ocean Isle Beach Chief of Police John Goodwin, Town of Oak Island Chief of Police Van Eddinger, NC State Highway Patrol's Sgt. Matt Hardee, District Attorney Jon David, Assistant District Attorney Gina Essey and Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage.
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