Booze it & Lose it: Find a designated driver instead

Booze it & Lose it: Find a designated driver instead
The N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program is launching its annual Holiday Booze It & and Lose It Dec. 16.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Prepare to have a designated driver this holiday season. Officials say it's one of the deadliest times of the year on North Carolina roadways and impaired driving plays a major role.

The N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program is launching its annual Holiday Booze It & and Lose It Dec. 16. During the campaign, law enforcement around the entire state will step up patrols to catch impaired drivers.

"Even with the success of Booze It & Lose It, more than 9,000 people have lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina since the program's introduction in 1994," according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

A total of 815 DWI citations were issued across North Carolina during the Halloween Booze It & Lose It campaign.

County Total DWI
Bladen 9
Brunswick 12
Columbus 3
New Hanover 20
Pender 7

In all, there were 30,543 total traffic and criminal violations across the state over the course of the Halloween campaign.

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