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Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" Campaign kicks off Friday

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The "Booze It & Lose It" campaign which kicked off  Friday, continued last night with a checkpoint on the 5100 block of Sharon Road.

CMPD reports that of the 57 citations handed out 10 were for DWI.

The Checkpoint ran from 11:00pm to 3:00am.

Some of the other Citations issued included, no operators license, open container of alcohol and various other charges including,  expired tags and inspection stickers.

Mint Hill Police assisted with the effort.

During the 2011 campaign, officers charged more than 3,600 North Carolina drivers with DWI. 

Even with those stepped-up efforts last year, there were more than 950 alcohol-related crashes across North Carolina. In those wrecks, 44 people were killed and another 702 were hurt.

If you drink - don't drive.

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