Thursday, 29 March 2012
Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced that state and local law enforcement officers cited 819 motorists for driving while impaired during the St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran March 15-18. A total of 23,222 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.
“This statewide partnership is effective in helping make our roads safer by removing impaired drivers,” Secretary Conti said. “Please remember to do your part and make responsible decisions before getting behind the wheel.”
During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 2,122 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Robeson (90), Wake (67) and Mecklenburg (52).