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More than 1,200 cited for DWI over holiday weekend

Officers conducted more than 4,600 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols as part of “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker.”

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State and local law enforcement officers cited 1,291 motorists for DWI during the week of June 28 to July 4, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Officers conducted more than 4,600 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols as part of “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker.”

The greatest number of DWI citations, 87, came in Mecklenberg County. Seventy-seven DWI arrests were made in Wake County.

The week-long sweep resulted in a total 49,235 traffic and criminal citations statewide.

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