‘Booze It & Lose It’ Halloween campaign nets hundreds of DWI arrests

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Submitted: Fri, 11/04/2011 - 7:24pm
Updated: Fri, 11/04/2011 - 7:55pm

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — State and local law enforcement officers cited 758 motorists for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It’ Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31. Brunswick County led the way in our five-county area with 38 DWI arrests. New Hanover was second regionally with 18.

Officer across the state issued a total of 20,786 traffic and criminal citations.

“It is important to remove drivers under the influence from our roadways,” Secretary Conti said. “The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, along with state and local law enforcement officers, is dedicated to preventing crashes and making our roadways safer.”

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 1,664 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Mecklenburg (58), Wake (51), Robeson (51) and Guilford (46).

Officers also issued 1,131 safety belt and 203 child passenger safety violations, 5,757 speeding violations and 661 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 308 fugitives from justice and recovered 29 stolen vehicles.


  • Challengetheworld says:

    Good Job LEO’s. This could have been someone who could have hurt or done worse to innocent people on the roads. I wish this would happen every weekend.

    Take a cab – save a life.

  • Guesttoo says:

    You know the solution to this right? It’s very simple and only has a few requirements:

    Don’t drive drunk or under the influence.
    Make sure your drivers license is current.
    Make sure your insurance is up to date.
    Assure that your vehicle is maintained properly.
    Keep your inspection and tag registration current.


  • Bobsmith says:

    Good job.. more money for more gov’t

  • Guest20 says:

    There should be zero compassion for these lawbreakers. They are a danger to everyone and should be taken off the streets. I also wish LEO’s would do the checkpoints more often.

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