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Troopers On The Prowl for Drunk Drivers

Posted December 20, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Those who drink and drive over the coming holidays will be potential targets of the State Highway Patrol's new State Troopers on Patrol", or "STOP", program announced Friday morning.

Colonel E. W. Horton says a squadron of troopers will be specially assigned to go after drunk drivers on North Carolina highways through January 5, 1997.

Troopers say the new program is a combination of public awareness and enforcement.