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Halloween 'Booze It & Lose It' campaign kicks off Friday

Posted October 28, 2010

— The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign starts Friday with law enforcement officers stepping up patrols and checkpoints across the state.

Last year, officers issued more than 17,500 traffic and criminal citations during the campaign, including 816 DWI arrests.

The Highway Safety Program advises drivers to not drink and drive but to designate a sober driver or find a safer way to get home.


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  • conservatism lives Oct 29, 2010

    monkey you are just that...

    DUI's are not fun for any LEO, but yet it is pleasing to get one off the streets that could have killed somebody. Even if they get off the hook, they will spend THEIR money and THEIR time in court for the next few months, if not years. It does waste our assets and tie up courts and LEO's when they could be doing other things.

    Being drunk in public is not a crime monkey..maybe you should look things up before posting your nonsense.

  • Tax Man Oct 28, 2010

    I'm for zero tolerance - any alcohol or drugs in your system and you don't drive - if you do you should lose your license for at least a year and pay a big fine. Second offense lose your license for life and do a year in prison. Hurt someone, five years in prison. No reason to drive if you have been drinking or getting high. Just hop a ride with a sober friend or call a cab. This is a no brainer! Fine to drink and party, just don't endanger others! Have a Happy Halloween.

  • Baybee Doll Oct 28, 2010

    More revenue for the Raleigh PD! But nobody should be driving drunk anyway.

  • Sherlock Oct 28, 2010

    So easy to bet the checkpoint it is not funny.... DO NOT GET DRUNK!! Yes have a drink or 2 over time, enjoy ur friends if drunk get a cab or DD to drive you.

  • pyranna Oct 28, 2010

    I feel very sincerely they should also check the golf carts on courses for collecting revenue for the better citizens of this state.

  • working for deadbeats Oct 28, 2010


    I bet she wished a check point was going on that day...

  • working for deadbeats Oct 28, 2010

    Wait until your or your family member is killed by a drunk driver...you'll probably wish they had gotten nabbed in a check point prior to killing you or your loved one. But it can never happen to you.

    First conviction for DWI should be 1 year active jail time minimum.

  • csplantlover Oct 28, 2010

    Yes, let's start another assault on our pocketbooks. Might as well just open your wallet when they stop you and give them what they want - they could care less about safety issues - it's all about the money and how much of it they can corral for good ole' Bev..........and YES, that is my opinion..........

  • working for deadbeats Oct 28, 2010

    If you don't like check points, you don't have to drive. Driving is a priviledge and not a right.

    To the first poster...there is no such charge as public intoxication unless you cause a disturbance. Check your laws first.

  • No Party Affiliate Oct 28, 2010

    Another event so lawyers can make money.
    There are better alternatives to fight this.
    Remember, you can get a DUI with one beer.