RALEIGH - State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today 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 beginning Saturday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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.
For more information regarding "Booze It & Lose It" or for citation totals, contact Don Nail at (919) 733-3083, or visit the GHSP website.