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Expect Labor Day DWI crackdown

Posted August 14, 2008 12:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2008 5:31 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies are increasing patrols and setting up checkpoints as part of a Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in the program, designed to discourage and punish driving while intoxicated.

In the two weeks leading up to Labor Day 2007, more than 500 alcohol-related crashes were reported statewide, according to the sheriff's office.

"If you plan to imbibe this Labor Day weekend, let someone else do the driving,” Sheriff Earl R. Butler said.