Secretary Conti Announces Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Nets 2,745 DWI Arrests Wednesday, September 12, 2012

RALEIGH — State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that state and local law enforcement officers cited 2,745 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 17-Sept. 3. A total of 94,125 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide. 

“These numbers show that law enforcement officers across the state worked diligently to make North Carolina’s roads safer during this campaign,” Conti said. 

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 7,846 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Wake (209), Mecklenburg (182) and Guilford (106). 

Officers also issued 6,691 safety belt and 1,172 child passenger safety violations, 24,553 speeding violations and 2,718 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 2,028 fugitives from justice and recovered 135 stolen vehicles.

For more information regarding county-by-county citation totals or other “Booze It & Lose It” activities, visit the GHSP website


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