make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Holiday 'Booze It & Lose It' kicks off today


RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted beginning today through Wednesday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

"Make the responsible decision to designate a driver if you plan to drink this holiday season," Conti said. "The choice you make could save a life."

In 2011, there were more than 950 alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina during the holiday campaign, which ran from Dec. 3 through Jan. 2, resulting in 44 fatalities and 702 injuries.

Officers charged more than 3,600 North Carolina motorists with driving while impaired during the 2011 Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. More than 10,000 stepped-up patrols and checkpoints were conducted.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.


Just another waste of

Just another waste of taxpayer money and another way for the state and court system to generate revenue, the biggest deterrent to traffic violations would be for the entire police force to drive fully marked cars and all officers to wear a full uniform, rather than suvs, pickup trucks, and the likes, better to prevent lawbreaking than to sneak around and try to catch people, an ounce of prevention goes a long way towards public safety.



You are right

We shouldn't even try to catch drunk drivers, just let them plow their cars where ever they wish. I bet if you were hit or a close family member killed by a drunk you would have a different attitude.
You have a special kind of stupid.

Would it be a waste of time

Would it be a waste of time if it pulled the drunk driver off the road BEFORE he/she killed your spouse ?


I agree, your entire life has been a waste of time. Way to call it like it is stupid.