'Booze It & Lose It' Nets 2905 DWI Arrests

North Carolina arrested almost 3,000 suspected drunk drivers during its Labor Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign.

A total of 102,622 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide between August 17th & September 3.

The state says during the two weeks officers statewide conducted more than 8,646 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations include: Wake (342), Carteret (90) and Mecklenburg (80).

Officers also issued 10,720 safety belt and 1,389 child passenger safety violations, 33,062 speeding violations and 2,076 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 630 fugitives from justice and recovered 163 stolen vehicles.


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