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

Posted September 10, 2009 12:26 p.m. EDT

— 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).