The N.C. Highway Patrol wants to keep you safe on the roads this holiday season, by cracking down on drunk driving.
Starting Friday December 3rd the Highway Patrol is stepping up patrols and will be setting up checkpoints. They're working with other agencies looking for drunk or dangerous drivers. Last year the Booze it And Lose it campaign netted more than 4-thousand impaired drivers. They say they particularly target drunk drivers during the holidays.
"There's more traffic on the highways during the holiday period and that's typically when you have more aggressive driving, you have people celebrating the holiday period, possibly using alcohol or drugs many times," said Sgt. K.P. Pitts.
Sargent Pitts says if you are going to drink this holiday season, get a ride or call a cab, but don't get behind the wheel. The Booze It And Lose It campaign runs through January 2nd.