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'Booze It & Lose It' Campaign Nabs 2,905 for DWI

Posted September 5, 2007 3:12 p.m. EDT

State and local law enforcement officers cited 2,905 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

A total of 102,622 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide, Gov. Mike Easley announced.

Officers statewide conducted more than 8,646 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols during the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations included: Wake (342), Carteret (90) and Mecklenburg (80).

Officers also issued 10,720 safety belt and 1,389 child passenger safety violations, 33,062 speeding violations and 2,076 drug charges. They also apprehended 630 fugitives from justice and recovered 163 stolen vehicles, officials said.

For county-by-county citation totals, click here.