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774 charged with DWIs over Halloween weekend

Posted November 3, 2010

— Nearly 800 drivers across the state were cited for drinking and driving over the Halloween weekend, the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program said Wednesday.

Officers set up more than 2,300 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols across the state for the Highway Safety Program’s Booze It and Lose It campaign Oct. 29-31.

Of the 774 DWI charges issued, Wake, Mecklenburg and Pitt counties were among those with the highest number of arrests. Fifty-two people were arrested in both Wake and Mecklenburg counties; and 42 people were charged in Pitt County.

Officers also issued 1,203 seat belt and 262 child passenger safety violations, 5,565 speeding violations and 405 drug charges.

In addition, they arrested 242 fugitives and recovered 19 stolen vehicles.


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  • gmuny33 Nov 4, 2010

    So are they saying Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greenville have all the drunks? LOL

  • Mugu Nov 4, 2010

    Haters gotta hate.

  • Adelinthe Nov 3, 2010

    "The police have gotten too lazy and don't want to be on the street anymore."

    If you aren't a cop, you don't know, so saying something like that just makes you look foolish, but if that's they way you want yourself to look, ok with me.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Nov 3, 2010

    Isn't Halloween for the kids?

    So what are adults doing getting DUIs on Halloween???

    Are they drinking and driving the kiddies around for candy? God forbid.

    God bless.


  • Common Sense Man Nov 3, 2010

    "The police have gotten too lazy and don't want to be on the street anymore."

    Trust me, officers who work DWIs aren't lazy. DWIs are time consuming, require the most paperwork and you're stuck in court for DWIs more than any other charge. You're contempt of law enforcement is noted. Move on to something else.

  • Common Sense Man Nov 3, 2010

    "She and I both have worked accidents were the filed test gave a driver over .08 and they had not been drinking at all, had taken cough meds or mouthwash."

    You don't have a clue dude.

  • redmoon Nov 3, 2010

    Any drinking is too much behind the wheel!! I have no problem with going thru a check point.. I don't drink!!

  • superman Nov 3, 2010

    Been driving for over 50 years-- never been stopped, never had a ticket or gone thru a traffic stop where they checked my license. How can you feel it is harrassment when you get stopped? The traffic stop is for the safety of all drivers on the road. If you cant handle being stopped-- you should stay home.

  • Baybee Doll Nov 3, 2010

    Booze it & lose it
    Click-it or ticket
    Krispy Kreme or Dunkin'

    What do these three things have in common? Lol.

  • notagain1903 Nov 3, 2010

    With all these "pull overs" How many law abiding citizens were pulled over and harrassed that did nothing wrong?? What was the criteria for them to be pulled over and why is it not followed everyday??? How many were intoxicated and how many were just over the limit?? (huge difference) Lots of answers that are needed with this reporting on sensationalism!! We need some reporters who want to do some reporting not just spew out an eye catching headline. Lets get on the ball here WRAL!!