BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Nearly 600 people were arrested for drunken driving in North Carolina during the state’s Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, and Brunswick County was among the worst offenders in the state.
Of the 583 arrests for DWI during the holiday enforcement period, 21 were in Brunswick County. That ranked fifth in the state behind Wake, Mecklenburg, Forysth and Guilford counties, which are all among the states most populous counties.
Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign between Oct. 31 and Nov.2
Officers issues 16,584 traffic and criminal citations at 1,701 checking stations and saturation patrols across the state, according to the Department of Transportation.