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3,297 drivers charged with DWI during 'Booze It & Lose It'

Posted September 9, 2010 2:54 p.m. EDT
Updated September 9, 2010 3:09 p.m. EDT

— The Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,297 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 20-Sept. 6.

A total of 111,668 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

Officers statewide conducted more than 11,180 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations include: Mecklenburg (286), Wake (215) and Robeson (177).

Officers also issued 8,698 seat belt and 1,413 child passenger safety violations, 32,635 speeding violations and 2,163 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 1,100 fugitives from justice and recovered 113 stolen vehicles.