Checkpoint Apps Encourage Drunk Driving, Senators Say

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As most Raleigh and North Carolina residents know, sobriety checkpoints are a key element of the state’s anti-drunk driving Booze It & Lose It program. At checkpoints this past St. Patrick’s Day police issued more than 1,000 DWI charges. A group of U.S. senators wants to lower that number, but lower it honestly. The senators
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Restaurants Ask States to Lose Booze It & Lose It Checkpoints

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The American Beverage Institute, a restaurant trade association that supports responsible on-premise alcohol consumption, is asking states to stop using sobriety checkpoints as a way to stop drunk drivers. Citing a low number of DWI arrests at checkpoints compared with roving police patrols, the association is urging states to stop wasting taxpayers’ money. North Carolina’s Booze
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Boo!-ze It & Lose It Halloween Program Successful

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October is one of the deadliest months on the nation’s highways, and most law enforcement agencies attribute the increase in accidents to Halloween party-goers who get drunk and then get behind the wheel. The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program ran a Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign this past weekend that pulled 774
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North Carolina Governor Launches Annual “booze It & Lose It” Campaign

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As summer winds down and Labor Day looms, North Carolina drivers are seeing more police and state troopers on the roads. Checkpoints have also sprung up across the state as the annual Booze It & Lose It campaign got underway last Friday, August 20. The initiative will run through Labor Day. Sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program
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