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“Booze It & Lose It” Nets 842 Arrests Across NC

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File photo of a person being arrested at a DUI checkpoint. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a person being arrested at a DUI checkpoint. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s latest “Booze It & Lose It” campaign caught a number of trick-or-treaters during the week-long effort.

A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation says law enforcement officers arrested 842 people for driving drunk between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.

Mecklenburg County led the state with 70 arrests for driving while impaired. Wake and Forsyth counties were next at 52 arrests each. Cumberland County reported 41 arrests with Guilford County next at 40.

In addition to DWI arrests, local and state law enforcement officers issued 33,472 traffic and criminal citations statewide, including 2,137 safety belt and 360 child passenger safety violations, and 9,015 speeding violations. Authorities also apprehended 911 fugitives from justice and recovered 52 stolen vehicles.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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