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More than 2,800 cited in DWI crackdown

Posted September 3, 2008 2:39 p.m. EDT
Updated September 3, 2008 2:59 p.m. EDT

— State and local law enforcement officers cited 2,821 people with driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 15 through Monday, officials said Wednesday.

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers conducted more than 8,700 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Statewide, 100,424 traffic and criminal citations were issued.

Wake County had the highest number of DWI citations at 242, followed by Mecklenburg County with 108, Guilford County with 105 and New Hanover County with 101.

Officers also issued 8,812 safety belt and 1,329 child passenger safety violations, 26,911 speeding violations and 1,950 drug charges. They also arrested 699 fugitives from justice and recovered 140 stolen vehicles, officials said.