The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the Division of Law Enforcement from the Wildlife Resources Commission and local law enforcement have released the Memorial Day Weekend totals for “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign. The “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign is a multi-agency initiative that is designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure that all motorists can safely travel on highways and waterways during the summer months.
The totals are reflective of each agencies collaborative enforcement efforts:
• Driving While Impaired: 328
• Provisional License Violation: 35
• Other Implied Consent Violation: 91
• Drug Violations: 12
• Drug Paraphernalia: 7
• Seatbelt Violations: 1869
• Child Restraint Violations: 206
• Equipment Violations: 706
• Driver License Violation: 1301
• Registration Violation: 1253
• Other Violations: 3806
Wildlife Resources Commission
• Operate While Impaired: 42
• Careless and Negligent Operation: 8
• Other Boat Violations: 343
• Other Boat Warnings: 783
Operation “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” will continue on the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Troopers along with Wildlife Resource officers and local law enforcement will be conducting various driving while impaired checkpoints near parks and water recreational areas.
For additional information specifically relating to Highway Patrol statistics, please contact First Sergeant Jeff Gordon, Public Information Officer at (919) 733-5027.