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Almost 2,900 arrested in NC during drunken driving campaign

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Officials say nearly 2,900 people were arrested for drunken driving in North Carolina during the latest "Booze It & Lose It" campaign.
    
The N.C. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the campaign ran from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2, including the Labor Day weekend. In all, 2,866 people were arrested for drunk driving.
    
Statistics showed Wake County had the most DWI arrests in the state with 257. There were 220 arrests in Guilford County, followed by Mecklenburg County with 181 and Forsyth County with 118.
    
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. In addition, they apprehended 2,938 fugitives from justice and recovered 173 stolen vehicles.

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