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NC Launches Holiday Anti-Drunken “Booze It Or Lose It” Driving Campaign

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File photo of alcohol.(Credit: Jochen Sand/Thinkstock)

File photo of alcohol.(Credit: Jochen Sand/Thinkstock)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Governor’s Highway Safety Program has launched its July Fourth effort to crack down on drunken driving.

The program’s “Booze It or Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign got under way on Friday.

The program, in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has provided grants to create DWI task forces in areas with the highest number of DWI-related deaths. There are currently seven DWI task forces across the state whose sole purpose is to get drunk drivers off the roads.

During last year’s campaign, there were 1,937 DWI citations issued statewide and 361 alcohol-related crashes, which resulted in 17 fatalities.

The campaign runs through July 7.

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