You may see fewer DWI checkpoints throughout Raleigh on New Year's Eve but don't confuse that with fewer patrols. Rather than setting up stationary roadblocks to police for drunk drivers, the Raleigh Police and the Highway Patrol will be stepping up the number of officers on patrol.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently announced that over 10,000 tickets were handed out between May 21 and June 3 during the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Click It or Ticket is aimed at catching drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt, a violation of North Carolina traffic law.
A late October DWI checkpoint in Reidsville led to 53 criminal charges such as DWI, operating without a license and open container. The DWI checkpoint was held on October 22 into October 23 at Barnes Street, Highway 87, Holiday Loop and Freeway Drive, according to the Reidsville Police Department.