Almost 2,900 arrested in latest ‘Booze It and Lose It’ campaign

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Drinking and Driving (Stock photo)

Drinking and Driving (Stock photo)

Nearly 2,900 people were arrested for drunk driving in North Carolina during the Department of Transportation’s latest “Booze It & Lose It” campaign.

Between August 16 and September 2, 220 drivers were arrested in Guilford County for drunk driving–the second highest number of arrests in the state, behind Wake County.

118 were arrest in Forsyth County, the fourth highest number in the state.

In all, 2,866 people were arrested statewide for drunk driving.

In addition to DWI arrests, local and state law enforcement officers issued 9,568 safety belt and 1,376 child passenger safety violations. There were 29,184 speeding violations and 3,185 drug charges.