Statewide highway safety campaign continues through Jul. 6

The North Carolina “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign continues through this weekend.

140704_Booze_It_Lose_It_LogoDon Nail, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, says, “If you are driving after drinking, law enforcement will be working to keep you off the roads.”

Stepped up saturation patrols and checking stations are part of the effort. The N.C. Department of Transportation urges citizens to designate a sober driver, call a sober friend, or otherwise “plan a safe way home before the fun begins.”

Officials also encourage the reporting of drunk drivers to local law enforcement.

The DOT reports there were 353 alcohol-related fatalities in North Carolina in 2013. The number of alcohol-related crashes in the state is down about a third this year, compared to the same time last year.

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