North Carolina: police yanked over 1,000 drunk drivers off the roads during St. Patricks Day action

RALEIGH, NC (WMBF) – During a St. Patrick’s Day “Booze It and Lose It” campaign in NC, state and local law enforcement cited more than 1,000 motorists for driving while impaired.

The campaign, which ran March 11 through March 17, netted 1,013 DWI citations. A total of 32,579 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.

Officers across the state conducted 2,628 sobriety checkpoints and patrols. Counties with the highest number of DWI citations were Mecklenburg with 124, Wake with 94 and Buncombe with 40.