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Thousands arrested in 'Booze It and Lose It'

Posted September 8, 2009

— In two weeks, the state Department of Transportation has reported more than 2,000 DWI arrests as part of the “Booze it and Lose it” campaign.

Statewide, authorities issued more than 62,000 criminal and traffic citations, with statistics from the Labor Day weekend still to come.

In Johnston County, a checkpoint at N.C. Highway 42 and Amelia Church Road employed 25 officers from state, county and local agencies to nab more than 50 people Saturday night.


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  • painina Sep 9, 2009

    johnn33, read it again. It's saying "If you booze it, you will loose it", thus, booze it and loose it!

  • Faceman Sep 8, 2009

    WOW..62,000 citations with only 2000 being DWI's..not a bad weekend for the LEO's

  • johnm33 Sep 8, 2009

    Ok, now I understand why we rank so low in education. If you were to read this article and take it as it is writen, then if you dont booze it, you loose it. This campaign should have been called "booze it and lose it". I mean, the campaign for click it or ticket it, means if you dont click it, you will get ticket.