Nearly 1300 NC DWI Citations Issued During 'Booze It & Lose It' Campaign

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has announced that 1,291 motorists were arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in North Carolina during the statewide ‘Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker’ campaign. The effort included assistance from state and local law enforcement agencies and was conducted between June 28 and the close of the Fourth of July weekend.

‘Booze It & Lose It’ included 4,609 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated North Carolina DWI patrols. A total of 49,235 traffic and criminal citations were issued for offenses including speeding, reckless driving, possession of drugs and failure to use a seatbelt.

The counties with the highest number of arrests for DWI in North Carolina were Mecklenburg, Wake and New Hanover.

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