"Booze It & Lose It" Nets 816 DWI Arrests

The arrests came during a three day period over the Halloween weekend.


More than 800 suspected drunk drivers were pulled off of North Carolina's roads over the Halloween weekend.

The "Booze It & Lose It" campaign netted 816 DWI arrests between October 30th and November 1st.

Statewide there were more than 2,000 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols and a total of 17,573 citations. Lawmen also apprehended 147 fugitives and recovered 24 stolen vehicles.

Here in Eastern Carolina, Onslow & Pitt counties had the most DWI arrests with 16 each, followed by 15 in Lenoir, 13 in Wayne, 12 in Beaufort, 11 in Carteret, and 10 in Edgecombe County.

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  • by MS Location: NC on Nov 5, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    To Hoorray for GPD, your comment is very immature. If you were wasted as you say you were and they stopped you, I am sure you would have been arrested. Please grow up.
  • by happy Location: nc on Nov 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    To WOW, I was wondering the same thing about HOORAY for GPD's statement.
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    To HOORAY for GPD...I hope you were being sarcastic, but if you weren't...you better hope you never kill or injure someone else if you decide its cool to drive drunk again. And I don't get the whole "Drive safe sir!" remark you said...are you male? Was the GPD calling you a Sir after letting you go cause you flirted and showed skin?
  • by HOORAY for GPD Location: Greeville on Nov 5, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    I got stopped this halloween at a check point. Of course I was wasted. But thanks to the Greenville PD's tendancy to behave unprofessional I was allowed to continue driving home. All it takes is a few ladies who are willing to flirt and show a little skin and BOOM, "Drive safe sir!"
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Me, I was just being a little sarcastic. I too agree that the uninsured, expired tags, etc...SHOULD be off our roadways, but I was just saying that all these law breaking citizens are ultimately the ones paying out the State/City officials paychecks. If it wasn't for all those citations, even from speeders, the money pot would be low in cash.
  • by Me on Nov 5, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    Wow I am confused at your statement. People who are uninsured SHOULD be off of our roadways. The same goes for the drug offenders, expired licenses, etc. If you break the laws... get off of our roads. You gotta pay to play. Keep up the good work to our officers!!
  • by me on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    This is a shame. People will never learn. Probably the same ones over and over.
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    Aside from the 816 drunken drivers (I am glad they got caught!!), the state/cities sure as heck are going to make A LOT of money from those 17,000 citations. Wow. All you uninsured/outdated vehicle safety decals/unlicensed/expired registration/drug possessing people are the ones who keep these city/state officails EMPLOYED!! Way to go! Not.
  • by happy Location: nc on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    Excellent!!!! :)
  • by happytaxpayer Location: gvegas on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    A big thank you to all law enforcement officers who arrested these DWI offenders.Now we need to get the judges on board so they stop feeling sorry for these clowns who drink and drive
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