“As summer comes to an end, law enforcement officers across the state will be removing impaired drivers from our roads,” Conti said. “Celebrating responsibly is simple; plan ahead and always designate a sober driver.”
In 2010, there were 500 alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina during the Labor Day campaign, which ran from Aug. 20 through Sept. 6 that resulted in 20 fatalities and 395 injuries.
Officers charged more than 3,200 North Carolina motorists with driving while impaired during the 2010 “Booze It & Lose It” Labor Day campaign. More than 11,000 stepped-up patrols and checkpoints were conducted.
For more information regarding “Booze It & Lose It” or for citation totals, contact Don Nail (919) 733-3083, or visit the GHSP website.