St. Patrick’s Day 2012 “Booze It & Lose It” High Country Stats

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 819 motorists statewide for driving while impaired during the St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, which ran March 15-18. A total of 23,222 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

During the Governor’s Highway Safety Program campaign, officers statewide conducted 2,122 sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Robeson (90), Wake (67) and Mecklenburg (52).

Officers also issued 1,881 safety belt and 373 child passenger safety violations, 6,492 speeding violations and 706 drug charges. In addition, they apprehended 416 fugitives from justice and recovered 33 stolen vehicles.

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

Checkpoints Watauga – 4, Ashe – 8 , Avery – 1

Number of Checkpoints and Patrols Watauga – 28, Ashe – 16 , Avery – 2
Number of Saturation Patrol – Watauga – 24, Ashe – 8, Avery – 1
Under 21 DWI Charges Watauga – 0, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
21 and Over DWI Charges Watauga – 7, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0
TOTAL DWI Watauga – 7, Ashe – 0, Avery – 0

Safety Belt Violations Watauga – 20, Ashe – 8 , Avery – 5
Child Passenger Safety – Watauga – 0, Ashe – 1, Avery – 0

Total Occupant Restraint Charges – Watauga – 9, Ashe – 9, Avery – 5

Drug Violations: Watauga – 5, Ashe – 0 , Avery – 3
Felony Arrests: Watauga – 1 , Ashe – 0, Avery – 1
Other Criminal Violations: Watauga – 13, Ashe – 0 , Avery – 0

Speeding Watauga – 68, Ashe – 12 , Avery – 5
Drive While License Revoked: Watauga – 2, Ashe – 10 , Avery – 6
Other Traffic Violations Not Listed – Watauga – 26, Ashe – 19, Avery – 5

Total Other Traffic Violations Watauga – 102, Ashe – 41, Avery – 16

Total Traffic and Criminal Violations Watauga – 142, Ashe – 54, Avery – 28

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

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