Polk officers find 175 violations during ‘Booze It &Lose It’ campaign

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2009

&uot;Booze It & Lose It&uot;: Operation Firecracker&uot; resulted in 175 total traffic violations in Polk County between June 29 and July 5. According to figures released by Gov. Bev Perdue&39;s office, there were three DWI arrests in Polk County during the campaign, along with 51 speeding violations, 30 safety belt violations, six drug violations, and four felony arrests. Polk County had seven checkpoints and five saturation patrols during the campaign. The operation resulted in 53,614 traffic and criminal citations issued statewide, including 1,340 DWI arrests. Mecklenburg County had the highest total of DWI citations with 93.

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