Booze It and Lose It: Operation Firecracker underway - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Booze It and Lose It: Operation Firecracker underway

Don't drink and drive. (Source: NCDOT) Don't drink and drive. (Source: NCDOT)

Area law enforcement will be paying even closer attention to drunk drivers as we head toward the Fourth of July.

Last year, there were more than 350 fatal accidents related to alcohol according to law enforcement, but authorities say so far this year the number is lower because of increased patrols and checking stations.

To keep our state trending in the right direction and continue saving lives, NCDOT and GHSP recommend these simple tips to prevent drunk driving:


  • Plan a safe way home before the fun begins 
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver
  • If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation   
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to contact your local law enforcement  
  • If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.


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