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NC 'Booze It & Lose It' crackdown begins Friday

Posted August 19, 2011 10:23 a.m. EDT

— State and local law enforcement officers are beginning their "Booze It & Lose It" campaign Friday to remove impaired drivers from North Carolina roads.

Checkpoints and increased patrols will last through Sept. 5.

In 2010, there were 500 alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina during the campaign, which resulted in 20 fatalities and 395 injuries.

Officers charged more than 3,200 North Carolina drivers with driving while impaired during last year's campaign. More than 11,000 patrols and checkpoints were conducted during that time.