Booze It and Lose It campaign kicks off ahead of St. Patrick's Day

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - State troopers are cracking down on drunk driving ahead of St. Patrick's Day.

the Governor's Highway Safety Program kicks off its statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign at Sup Dogs in Greenville Thursday.

This afternoon, volunteers will rally in Uptown Greenville to raise awareness on the dangers of drunk driving, especially over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The Department of Transportation says about half of all fatalities on St. Patrick's Day night are due to drunk driving.