‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign begins June 27

By on June 26, 2022

Sobriety checkpoints to operate throughout the state

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has announced on its Facebook page that Monday June 27 will mark the start of the state’s July 4 holiday season Operation Firecracker “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. The campaign runs through July 10 “with law enforcement agencies running sobriety checkpoints in all 100 counties to catch drunk drivers and reduce the number of deaths on North Carolina roads.”

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the “Booze It & Lose It” initiative began in North Carolina in 1994. Despite the effort, in the period since more than 9,000 people have died in alcohol-related crashes in the state.

“During each campaign, law enforcement agencies increase the number of patrols and officers in an area, set up checking stations and use local news media to reach out to drivers,” NCDOT noted. “Motorists caught driving while impaired could face jail time, lose their driving privileges and pay an average of $10,000 in fines, towing fees and other expenses associated with a DWI.”





  • Sarah

    I FULLY support our amazing officers, troopers & deputies and the difficult work they do to keep drunk drivers off our roads, and drug dealers & traffickers out of our community. This initiative seems pointless and expensive for Dare county, where our judges CONTINUALLY dismiss heroin & DUI cases. It’s a disgrace, and has been for decades. If a judge is just going to dismiss charges and allow someone with multiple DUIs to keep their license, or dismiss 7 – 10 felony charges for dealing heroin, what is the point?

    Monday, Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm
  • Kevin

    It must be incredibly frustrating to our hard working officers to see their work end in a judge dismissing charges. Let’s get some judges who will punish law breakers and Keep the repeat offenders off the road and out of our community.

    Monday, Jun 27 @ 7:53 pm
  • Surf123

    It could not be more frustrating for someone’s work making everyone else safer be ignored or minimized by a judge. If they want to stop the drunk driving just set up checks right outside of bars and restaurants.

    Tuesday, Jun 28 @ 8:50 am