Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Stats

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Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Nets 2,745 DWI Arrests

State and local law enforcement officers cited 2,745 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran Aug. 17-Sept. 3. A total of 94,125 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

“These numbers show that law enforcement officers across the state worked diligently to make North Carolina’s roads safer during this campaign,” Conti said.

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 7,846 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Wake (209), Mecklenburg (182) and Guilford (106).

Officers also issued 6,691 safety belt and 1,172 child passenger safety violations, 24,553 speeding violations and 2,718 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 2,028 fugitives from justice and recovered 135 stolen vehicles.

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

Checkpoints Watauga – 7, Ashe – 25,Avery – 6

Number of Checkpoints and Patrols Watauga – 71, Ashe – 50, Avery – 6
Number of Saturation Patrol – Watauga – 64, Ashe – 25, Avery – 0
Under 21 DWI Charges Watauga – 5, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
21 and Over DWI Charges Watauga – 13, Ashe -3, Avery – 2
TOTAL DWI Watauga – 18, Ashe – 3, Avery – 2

Safety Belt Violations Watauga – 32, Ashe – 4, Avery – 12
Child Passenger Safety – Watauga – 0, Ashe – 0, Avery – 2

Total Occupant Restraint Charges – Watauga – 32, Ashe – 4, Avery – 14

Drug Violations – Watauga – 12, Ashe – 0, Avery – 10
Felony Arrests – Watauga -2, Ashe , Avery – 1
Other Criminal Vioalations – Watauga- 48, Ashe 0, Avery – 14

Speeding Watauga – 179, Ashe – 23, Avery – 40
Drive While License Revoked Watauga – 10, Ashe -10. Avery – 8
Other Traffic Violations Not Listed – Watauga – 197, Ashe – 72, Avery – 91

Total Other Traffic Violations Watauga – 397, Ashe – 105, Avery – 140

Total Traffic and Criminal Violations Watauga – 516, Ashe – 120, Avery – 190

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

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