Social Media N.C. DOT alert blames Obamacare, women drivers for crash The email and Twitter message was actually a ‘routine test’ that a contractor accidentally sent to the public. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenNov. 11, 2013 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content N.C. DOT spokesman Mike Charbonneau confirmed to the News & Observer that it was, indeed, a trickster who was responsible for the erroneous message, but not a hacker. It was a contractor: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.