Highway Patrol and Wildlife Resources Commission Release Operation “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” Memorial Holiday Totals


RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission released the totals for “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive campaign for the period of Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 30.

“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 highway and waterways during the summer months.

The totals are reflective of each agencies collaborative enforcement efforts:

Highway Patrol:

  • Driving While Impaired: 260
  • Provisional License Violation: 25
  • Other Implied Consent Violation: 72
  • Drug Violations: 22
  • Drug Paraphernalia: 47
  • Seatbelt Violations: 1448
  • Child Restraint Violations:147
  • Equipment Violations: 419
  • Driver License Violation: 994
  • Registration Violation: 798
  • Other Violations: 3027
  • Total: 7259

Wildlife Resources Commission:

  • Boating Under the Influence: 19
  • Number of Vessels Contacted: 799
  • Number of Boaters Contacted: 2365
  • Number of Boating Citations: 172
  • Non-Boating  Violations: 308
  • Boating Warnings Given: 327

The next phase of the operation is scheduled for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday period.