Holiday ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign kicks off

Published 2:43 pm Friday, December 2, 2011

N.C. State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Jan. 2 across N.C. in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.
“Please plan ahead and designate a sober driver this season so everyone can make it home safe over the holidays,” Conti said.
In 2010, there were 1,017 alcohol-related crashes in N.C. during the holiday campaign, which ran from Dec. 3 through Jan. 2, resulting in 31 fatalities and 728 injuries.
Officers charged more than 3,800 North Carolina motorists with driving while impaired during the 2010 Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. More than 13,000 stepped-up patrols and checkpoints were conducted.
Contact Don Nail at 919-733-3083 or visit for more information.
– article submitted by Tammy P. Stewart, NCDOT

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