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'Booze It and Lose It' nabs more than 5,000

Gov. Bev Perdue praised law enforcement officers Thursday for stopping more than 5,000 drunk drivers over the course of the state's three-week “Booze it and Lose it” campaign.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — Gov. Bev Perdue praised law enforcement officers Thursday for stopping more than 5,000 drunk drivers over the course of the state's three-week “Booze it and Lose it” campaign.

Statewide, authorities issued more than 100,000 criminal and traffic citations between Aug. 21-Sept. 7.

Officers conducted more than 10,500 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Wake County had the greatest number of DWI arrests, 254, followed by Mecklenburg (229) and Guilford (149).

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