RALEIGH —Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers cited 729 motorists for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It” Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 26-31. A total of 24,363 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.
“Scary costumes were not the only thing out over the Halloween holiday as impaired drivers also made an appearance,” Conti said. “Thanks to law enforcement officers from across the state enforcing our laws during this campaign, countless lives were saved.”
During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 3,166 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Mecklenburg (47), Wake (47), Brunswick (35) and Guilford (32).
Officers also issued 1,377 safety belt and 272 child passenger safety violations, 6,465 speeding violations and 758 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 641 fugitives from justice and recovered 44 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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