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The deputies were called to the couple's home about 7 p-m Monday. They found Cortner with two large welts on his side, and a couple of scratches that looked like claw marks. Cortner said that's what they were, and that they'd come from his girlfriend. After further questioning, deputies learned the scratches came not from her fingers, but from a belt. When a deputy tried to arrest Weyker, she refused to go, told him not to touch her, and ran off. But that was only the beginning. Over the course of the next few seconds, the deputy briefly grabbed her arm and was rewarded with a slash from her fingernails. She continued to refuse to calm down, and after warning her he would use the Taser if she continued what she was doing, the deputy discharged the device into her side, immobilizing her for several seconds. After that, she no longer fought, and was arrested. As of when the crime report was released, she faced charges of simple assault and of resisting arrest.
Before the DMV will manufacture the plates and place them in tag offices statewide for general sales, the organization which sponsored the plate must assemble an initial group of plate 300 applications using the form provided by the state. Once those 300 are turned in the DMV will make the plate available in the normal manner to everyone statewide.
The Support Our Troops! plate does two things: It shows support for deployed neighbors, and it raises patriotic private money to assist the families of North Carolina troops with education, car repairs, medical and home expenses, family emergencies and immediate finances -- needs that dad or mom could meet if they were home.
The Support Our Troops! license plates is currently available in 23 U.S. states with nine more expected to issue them this year. Support Our Troops will have the plate available in an additional 11 states in 2008.
The event will draw riders eager for a challenge. The Hurt, Pain & Agony ride opens with a steep six-mile climb out of the foothills to Roaring Gap atop the Blue Ridge. Plenty of shorter hills follow as the route winds through the highlands of Alleghany County and Grayson County (Va.). Riders will encounter several extreme stretches with grades as steep as those faced by racers in the toughest mountain stages of the Tour de France. Of course, if you go uphill, sometiem you have to come downhill. The 66-mile (106 km.) route includes miles of more forgiving terrain along the Blue Ridge Parkway and quiet country back roads. Riders will fly to the finish line, thanks to a six-mile descent at the end of the ride.