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Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Government, Traffic & Roads
Credit: NC DOT RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the next two weeks as part of the “Labor Day Booze It & Lose It” campaign, officials announced at a campaign launch Monday in Davidson County. Increased patrols and checkpoints will be conducted statewide starting today through Sept. 10, to keep impaired drivers off North Carolina roads. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein helped lead Monday’s kickoff event at the Davidson County Rest Area off Interstate 85 South. “Keeping people safe has to be job one for all of us,” Stein said. “If you drink and drive, you will get caught. Protect yourself and others – never operate a motor vehicle if you’ve been drinking.” The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign aims to elimina...
Booze It and Lose It Campaign In Full Force

Booze It and Lose It Campaign In Full Force

Government
RALEIGH NC (NC DOT) – As motorists hit the road this busy Labor Day weekend, law enforcement officers from Murphy to Manteo will be stepping up enforcement through patrols and checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off the roads. The statewide “Booze It & Lose It” Labor Day campaign, sponsored by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, runs through Sept. 12 and involves all law enforcement agencies, including local police, sheriff’s offices and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Last year, participating agencies cited nearly 1,400 DWI offenders in North Carolina. Motorists caught driving while impaired face the possibility of jail time, lost driving privileges and hefty fines. NCDOT encourages people to celebrate responsibly and safely. Never drink and drive. I...