St. Patrick’s Day 2013 “Booze It & Lose It” High Country Stats

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Law enforcement officers increased patrols during the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign and cited 690 motorists for driving while impaired.

“We hope to bring a clear message to motorists by increasing enforcement efforts – don’t drink and drive,” GHSP Director Becky Wallace said. “Always be responsible and choose a designated driver before you get behind the wheel.”

During the campaign, which ran March 15-17, officers statewide conducted 2,391 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Wake (54), Guilford (33) and Forsyth (31).

Officers also issued 1,458 safety belt and 258 child passenger safety violations, 5,842 speeding violations and 555 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 407 fugitives from justice and recovered 9 stolen vehicles.

Below are some of the stats for the High Country from the report:

Checkpoints Watauga – 2, Ashe – 7 , Avery – 0

Number of Checkpoints and Patrols Watauga – 24, Ashe – 14, Avery – 5
Number of Saturation Patrol – Watauga – 22, Ashe – 7, Avery – 5
Under 21 DWI Charges Watauga – 1, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
21 and Over DWI Charges Watauga – 3, Ashe – 2, Avery – 0
TOTAL DWI Watauga – 4, Ashe – 2, Avery – 0

Safety Belt Violations Watauga – 6, Ashe – 2 , Avery – 8
Child Passenger Safety – Watauga – 0, Ashe – 0, Avery – 1

Total Occupant Restraint Charges – Watauga – 6, Ashe – 2, Avery – 9

Drug Violations: Watauga – 1, Ashe – 6, Avery – 1
Felony Arrests: Watauga – 1, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
Other Criminal Violations: Watauga – 5, Ashe – 1 , Avery – 1

Speeding Watauga – 47, Ashe – 5 , Avery – 14
Drive While License Revoked: Watauga – 4, Ashe – 3, Avery – 1
Other Traffic Violations Not Listed – Watauga – 63, Ashe – 12, Avery – 27

Total Other Traffic Violations Watauga – 114, Ashe – 20, Avery – 42

Total Traffic and Criminal Violations Watauga – 136, Ashe – 31, Avery – 54

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