790 people arrested for impaired driving from ‘Booze It and Lose It’ campaign


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation is reporting 790 arrests for impaired driving during the “Booze It and Lose It” campaign, which ran from March 16 to March 20.

Overall, 718 arrests were alcohol-related, while 72 were drug-relating. That came out to an average of 198 DWI arrests per day during the campaign.“Our campaigns help people realize that drinking and driving is a matter of life and death, and that one wrong decision can have devastating consequences,” said Don Nail, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We appreciate the work North Carolina’s law enforcement officers do, not only during our campaigns but throughout the year, that help save lives and keep impaired drivers off the road.” 

In addition to the DWI arrests, 2,474 traffic and criminal citations occurred from 2,813 checking stations and saturation patrols across North Carolina.

The top-five counties for DWI arrests were:

  1. Cumberland County – 89
  2. Mecklenburg County- 49
  3. Brunswick County – 44
  4. Robeson County – 41
  5. Forsyth County – 40

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