The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program and state and local law enforcement kickoff their annual Fourth of July Booze It & Lose It – Operation Firecracker enforcement campaign on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Since its inception 22 years ago, the Booze It & Lose It campaign zeros in on drunken drivers with innovative and extensive impaired driving enforcement and education. Nearly every law enforcement agency in the state participates in the campaign through continually running sobriety checkpoints in all North Carolina counties. The Operation Firecracker campaign has proven particularly effective in catching impaired drivers and helping to combat impaired driving fatalities during the Fourth of July holiday.
Elizabethtown Police Chief Tony Parrish stated that the department will be proactive in conducting driver’s license checkpoints in an effort to remove drunk drivers and help keep local streets safe for everyone.
“We hope to accomplish this by partnering with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department, along with the State Highway Patrol. The ultimate goal is to get through the holiday period with no traffic fatalities.” said Chief Parrish.