"Booze It & Lose It" Results

Just over 3,500 people were cited for DWI during the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign.

Officers statewide conducted 10,500 sobriety checkpoints.

Here in eastern Carolina Onslow County had the most DWI arrests with 32, followed by Carteret with 25, and Beaufort and Lenoir counties with 24 arrests each.

A total of 105,370 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

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  • by Rick Location: New bern on Sep 14, 2009 at 04:22 AM
    Evidently people driving using their own "obvious limitations and then driving home" have led to zero tolerance policies.If you drink don't drive.There are a lot of the "VICTIMLESS "(??) that are paying into VARIOUS GOV PROGRAMS for being DRUNK because their own "obvious limitations" jeopardized the safety and lives of others.Better to do "alcohol assessment classes" in hope that it ill deter you from killing yourself or someone else .And there is always THAT first time.Maybe these victimless people shouldn't be penalized with these HARSH PUNISHMENTS till after they have killed some one.These self-sustaining bureaucracies have been created hopefully to save lives.You would hope that first time offenders would learn/And you're right they haven't caused a solution,because 2nd and 3rd time offenders were once the 1st timers.Does anyone have a solution?
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 14, 2009 at 03:54 AM
    This looks and sounds good but I can't comprehend how law enforce can issue a person a citation knowing they are wasteing their time and still keep doing their job day after day. The state wants to give DWI 5 chances before taking their driving privilages. The only way a DWI will get some type of justice is if they kill someone.
  • by REC Location: Greene Co on Sep 14, 2009 at 03:49 AM
    I can't see the correlation of the post on gun control and limitations on drinking.My family are STRONG ADVOCATES of gun ownership and would fight to the end if approached by someone else to "disarm" them. Most people that I know use them with reason.The Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of gun ownership and has upheld the right to bear them.I agree with and do think at times that we have to many laws.But,Our Founding Fathers agreed for every generation,they should review and make changes as needed.Guns should be used for sports,to protect our families and freedom.I have a real problem with the usage of guns to intimidate or incriminate innocent citizens at PEACEABLE ASSEMBLIES,such as CHURCH,or political rallies.Any sane person will acknowledge this display of guns will to lead to further control.A quote from Adams,him seeing the end not the means,"there is no good government but what is republican.That the very definition of a republic is 'an empire of laws, and not of men.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    We are slowly becoming a Nation of Criminal's.We make up and put so many laws on the books that hardly anyone can go a day without being guilty of some charge.soon we will be a police state with no person able to own a gun but the police.remember this Free men do not ask permission to bear arms quote from JOHN ADAMS .OH! and I don't drink any Alcoholic beverages or use any drugs.
  • by Blake Location: Greenville on Sep 13, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    Zero tolerance policies aren't usually a solution. They just create harsher punishments for victimless first time offenders. I don't know anyone who has hurt anything from drinking within their own obvious limitations and then driving home. I do however, know several people who have had two or three glasses of wine before driving home and subsequently have been arrested and now have to pay into various government programs like "alcohol assessment classes." Such "solutions" to the "problem" of drunk driving solve nothing and are only enabling useless and self-sustaining bureaucracies, who in reality contribute nothing to solving anything. I agree entirely that "drunk" drivers absolutely have no business being on roads, but creating zero tolerance laws based on percentages only contribute to the criminalization of law abiding, and safe drivers.
  • by Anonymous Location: EDENTON on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:28 AM
  • by Lenoir Location: Kinston on Sep 11, 2009 at 02:50 AM
    WHO SAYS BOOZE AND LOOSE? ? ?There is still a problem with drunk drivers on the roads and the court system is letting them go,thanks to money and LAWYERS.Example:a driver recently lost his licence following a wreck when he passed out,caused by being intoxicated last week.Today he has a ""privileged"" licence that allows him to drive from 5am to 2am.This is his second offence.A judge signed the order allowing this without the man ever standing before her.A good lawyer and money is all it takes.He will be able to drive with this licence privilege until his 30 days revocation runs out and at that time His licence will then be returned to him until he goes to court,which will probably 18 to 24 months after rescheduling postponements.Unless these things get public attention they are swept away.Go figure folks....someone needs to be accountable for this type of justice;the ones that are supposed to uphold the law ! !
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 09:44 PM
    Yes the Greenville PD lets alot of young offenders go. Why? Because of the money. We cannot have daddy's little Girl in her BMW going to Jail When Daddy Payed 25 k to the Boosters or the alumni last year can we?
  • by anon Location: Gville on Sep 10, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    Pitt County didn't even rate numbers - oh wait, they let all their's go don't they.

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