“Booze It & Lose It” – NC Ramps Up DWI Arrests

North Carolinas “Booze It & Lose It” campaign resulted in recent a high volume of DWI arrests. The specific “Operation Firecracker” was led during the Fourth of July weekend and included almost 2,000 arrests throughout the state. The highest amount of arrests occurred within Wake County with almost 200 people.

A statewide DWI identification and apprehension plan began in late June and includes more extensive and sophisticated training for officers in apprehending impaired drivers. There are now more check points set up throughout the state that will include mobile units capable of breath-alcohol testing know as BAT-Mobiles. Units are setup to expedite the DWI charging process as they include breath test instruments and a magistrate work area.

The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign is now in its 20th year of operation. Newer technology, training, and increased police presence has dramatically increased the amount of DWI arrests related to drugs and alcohol. The campaign has also increased the number of traffic violations with almost 19,000 speeding violations issued throughout various counties.

Were you one of the many North Carolinians recently arrested for a DWI or traffic violation during the “Booze It & Lose It-Operation Firecracker”? Finding an attorney that is familiar with both North Carolina and county court systems can dramatically improve your chances for a successful case. The Chetson Firm has experience successfully resolving DWI cases in Wake County and other North Carolina areas. Having legal representation can help avoid the potential for fines and possible jail time if you have received a recent DWI arrest.

For more information on DWI’s, please visit The Chetson Firm.  For news regarding the “Booze It & Lose It” campaign visit NCDOT.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.