Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Law enforcement doles out 101 citations at Labor Day checkpoint

WILMINGTON — During Labor Day weekend, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and surrounding agencies, were cracking down on drunk-driving.

Annually, a Booze It and Lose It campaign around Labor Day to mitigate traffic incidents and fatalities on the road. A release from the department of transportation notes 423 people died in 2021 due to alcohol-related crashes; 15 were reported during the Labor Day campaign last year.

The campaign is in place through Sept. 11 statewide; however, on Sept. 4 participating agencies set up a check station at Greenfield and 3rd streets. at 10 p.m. and ceased operations on Sept. 5 at 1:30 a.m. The Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile was on site and the check was manned with 25 officers.

Other participating agencies included: Carolina Beach Police Department, NC SHP B6 New Hanover, Wilmington Police Department, Surf City Police Department, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

A total of 101 citations were written:

  • DWI Citations: 8
  • Speed Citations: 3
  • Restraint Citations: 3
  • No Operator’s License Citations: 34
  • Driving While License Revoked Citations: 13
  • Registration Violation Citations: 31
  • No Insurance Citations: 6
  • Other Traffic Citations: 3
  • Fugitives Arrested: 1

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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