Cumberland cracks down on drunk drivers

FAYETTEVILLE, NC Checkpoints and patrols are planned for the Labor Day 'Booze It & Loose It' campaign which begins across the state Friday, August 15 through September 1, 2008.

Since 1994 the Governor's Highway Safety Program has conducted these campaigns in an effort to deter drinking and driving. Last year, more than 500 alcohol related crashes were reported during the two week period.

Sheriff's deputies, as well as other law enforcement agencies in the area, will work diligently to catch impaired drivers.

"It's important to the safety of this community that we keep drunk drivers off our roads and highways. If you plan to imbibe this Labor Day weekend, let someone else do the driving," warns Sheriff Earl R. Butler.

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