Nearly 100,000 citations were handed out and close to 3,000 DWI arrests made it the statewide "Booze It & Lose It" campaign that ran from August 17 through September 3. Across North Carolina, 7,800 DWI checkpoints were used to stop and search drivers who may be in violation of criminal and traffic laws.
A 21-year-old man crashed into the back of a mobile testing bus while officers and a magistrate were closing down a DWI checkpoint around 3 a.m. Saturday. Police officers suspect that the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The man was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center after losing consciousness following the rear-end collision.