Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker

State and local law enforcement will conduct increased patrols and check points to remove impaired drivers from North Carolina highways through Sunday.

The latest campaign is called "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" and began Monday and runs through Sunday.

Gov. Beverly Perdue said the state's law enforcement agencies
will crack down on impaired drivers.

There were 377 alcohol-related crashes during the July 4 holiday last summer, including 12 with fatalities, and officers charged more than 1,900 motorists with impaired driving.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 30, 2009 at 05:43 PM
    Most of the drunks are not from bars, they just pick up a six-pack or a quart and drive home, or make a beer run after giving out. Good luck on your "operation firecracker".
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    well said neal shlonson
  • by Neal Shlonson Location: NC on Jun 30, 2009 at 07:50 AM
    Good. I wish they would also position officers outside of bars, catching these drunks as they try to leave the parking lots. Hopefully a lot of drunks are arrested and thrown into prison this weekend.
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