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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