Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Data

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Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Nets 3,627 DWI Arrests

State and local law enforcement officers cited 3,627 motorists for driving while impaired during the Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Dec. 3 – Jan 2. A total of 136,769 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 10,643 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Wake (303), Mecklenburg (292) and Guilford (144).

Officers also issued 7,041 safety belt and 1,423 child passenger safety violations, 38,662 speeding violations and 3,994 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 2,247 fugitives from justice and recovered 228 stolen vehicles.

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

Checkpoints Watauga – 2, Ashe – 2,Avery – 2

Number of Checkpoints and Patrols Watauga – 20, Ashe – 9, Avery – 4
Number of Saturation Patrol – Watauga – 18, Ashe – 7, Avery – 2
Under 21 DWI Charges Watauga – 0, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
21 and Over DWI Charges Watauga – 6, Ashe -0, Avery – 4
TOTAL DWI Watauga – 6, Ashe – 0, Avery – 4

Safety Belt Violations Watauga – 9, Ashe – 0, Avery – 13
Child Passenger Safety – Watauga – 0, Ashe – 0

Total Occupant Restraint Charges – Watauga – 9, Ashe – 0, Avery – 13

Drug Violations Ashe – 0, Avery – 1
Felony Arrests Watauga – 1
Other Criminal Vioalations – Avery – 10

Speeding Watauga – 16, Ashe – 11, Avery – 21
Drive While License Revoked Watauga – 3, Ashe -2. Avery – 1
Other Traffic Violations Not Listed – Watauga – 42, Ashe – 0, Avery – 15

Total Other Traffic Violations Watauga – 61, Ashe – 13, Avery – 38

Total Traffic and Criminal Violations Watauga – 80, Ashe – 13, Avery – 66

To view the complete report for all counties click here. Report will open in a new window.

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