“Booze It & Lose It” nets 3,164 holiday arrests

  • Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:12 a.m.

RALEIGH (AP) — State officials report more than 3,000 people were arrested for drunken driving during North Carolina’s “Booze It & Lose It” holiday campaign.

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program reports 3,164 people were arrested during the campaign, which ran from Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 5.


Wake County led the state with 329 arrests, followed by Mecklenburg County with 261 arrests and Guilford County with 197 arrests for driving while impaired. Forsyth and Cumberland counties completed the top five.

Local and state law enforcement officers also issued 116,423 traffic and criminal citations. They issued 6,285 safety belt and 1,086 child passenger safety violations. In addition, they apprehended 3,232 fugitives from justice and recovered 190 stolen vehicles.

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