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3,297 drivers charged with DWI during 'Booze It & Lose It'

Posted September 9, 2010

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— The Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,297 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 20-Sept. 6.

A total of 111,668 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

Officers statewide conducted more than 11,180 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations include: Mecklenburg (286), Wake (215) and Robeson (177).

Officers also issued 8,698 seat belt and 1,413 child passenger safety violations, 32,635 speeding violations and 2,163 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 1,100 fugitives from justice and recovered 113 stolen vehicles.

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  • leo-nc Sep 10, 2010

    "Bring back the BAC to .1

    Those hippocrates at MADD ruined the system and clogged everything up by changing things to .08 those losers."---

    You're the type I LOVE to put handcuffs on. If anything it should be lowered. I've seen people completely trashed at an .05 or .06... What a ridiculous comment you just made.

  • -Enter Screen Name- Sep 10, 2010

    I agree with Lickad...the BAC limit should be raised. While we're at it, the limit for commercial drivers should be .1 as well (not 0.0 as it currently is). And we should also repeal the ban on open containers!

    Heck, why not make .08 the MINIMUM BAC before you get behind the wheel! Who cares whether or not it's safe to drive, as long as we can get our drink on!!!! YAY!!!

  • GWALLY Sep 10, 2010

    ..."Lawyers making more $. There are better alternatives to stop Drinking and driving IMHO. I hate lawyers!..."

    Lawyers and banks (and their political puppets in government)....the root of the demise of America!!!

  • GWALLY Sep 10, 2010

    When it becomes as politically correct, to NOT DRINK, drive and kill as it is to NOT SMOKE...then and only then will these killers be taken off the road!!!!

  • No Party Affiliate Sep 10, 2010

    Lawyers making more $. There are better alternatives to stop Drinking and driving IMHO. I hate lawyers!

  • luckn4u2 Sep 9, 2010

    It's nothing more than a state business,why do you think they have a quota to meet each month,not necessarily because the law was broke or not broke, it's all about money.Sure hard criminals need to be locked up for their misfortunes,but you the taxpayer are footing the bill for them to have some kind of representaion when they can't afford an attorney.

  • ecu_rules Sep 9, 2010

    How much do you think the state makes off a dwi? There may be a $1000 that goes in the court revenue. Thats a drop in the bucket it take to pay judges, clerks, and building loans. The lawyers are making all the money. I don't care if you get drunk and pass out every night. Just stay home.

  • working for deadbeats Sep 9, 2010

    "Well at this rate the revenue shortage for NC should be significantly decreased within a few months. When Bev can't squeeze anymore money any other way, always go back to the tried and true roadside tax collection...." nighttrain

    Pure genius! Enforcing DWI and child seat belt laws is WAAYYYYY over rated.

  • Lickad Sep 9, 2010

    Bring back the BAC to .1

    Those hippocrates at MADD ruined the system and clogged everything up by changing things to .08 those losers.

  • thepeopleschamp Sep 9, 2010

    Thank you johhnyboy for interjecting some reason. I can't believe that people feel that removing drunks from the same highway you and your family travels is for no other reason except for collecting funds. No one I know enjoys paying taxes and it is not an option not to pay, but getting a speeding, seat belt ticket, or DWI is of your own choosing.

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