This year’s Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which promised to crack down on suspected North Carolina drunk drivers, contributed to the nearly 2,900 drivers arrested for DWI from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2. We previously wrote about the program, which uses increased law enforcement presence and social media to prevent and address DWI.
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North Carolina is in the midst of its latest “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which uses an increased law enforcement presence in addition to an increased social media presence to prevent and detect DWI. In reaction to last year’s North Carolina DWI statistics, showing that more than half the alcohol-related crashes involved people 18
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North Carolina drivers may wonder if a department-store purchase, practically for pocket change, could help them avoid a potential DWI. The answer, unfortunately, is one we have heard before: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Indeed, the fine print on such products warns that the devices should not be used
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Between state and local police and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, dozens of drivers of motor vehicles and boats have been arrested and ticketed for a variety of violations. And we still have a full weekend to go before the holiday is officially over. As we said in our July 1 post, the statewide
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With the Fourth of July, as with every holiday, comes the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Operation Firecracker: Booze It or Lose It campaign. From Friday, June 28, through Sunday, July 7, motorists throughout the state will encounter sobriety checkpoints on major roads and saturated law enforcement patrols in neighborhoods and on less heavily traveled
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