Labor Day Booze it & Lose it: More than 3,000 DWI citations

Posted by Debra Worley - email

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - More than 3,000 motorists were cited for driving while impaired during the 15th annual Labor Day Booze It and Lose It campaign, according to Governor Bev Perdue.

A total of 105, 370 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide from Aug. 21-Sept 7.

"Law enforcement officers statewide are the key reason this initiative has been so successful over the past 15 years and I commend their continued dedication," said Perdue in a statement.  "Their efforts during this campaign allowed for more families to enjoy the end of summer."

Officers statewide conducted more than 10,500 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols during the safety program campaign.

Officers also issued 10,416 safety belt and 1,533 child passenger safety violations, 30,830 speeding violations and 1,819 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 829 fugitives from justice and recovered 120 stolen vehicles.

For county-by-county citation totals, visit the GHSP website by clicking here.

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