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Drunken-Driving Crackdown to Run Through Labor Day

Posted August 17, 2007 4:46 p.m. EDT
Updated August 17, 2007 6:59 p.m. EDT

— State and local law enforcement authorities will be out in force for the next few weeks to crack down on drunken driving.

The "Booze It and Lose It" campaign kicked off Friday and will run through Labor Day weekend. Authorities said drivers should expect increased patrols and checkpoints across North Carolina.

Last year, 96 people died on roads across the state between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3, authorities said.