LUMBERTON — Robeson County ranked fourth highest in the state for the number of drunken-driving citations made during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
According to a statement from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, during the local “Booze It or Lose It” campaign. there were 27 DWI’s issued in Robeson County over the three-day period. Wake County led the state with 54, followed by Guilford County with 33 and Forsyth County with 31.
The campaign used checkpoints and patrols whle targeting drunken drivers, safety belt and child passenger safety violations, and other traffic and criminal violations.
Officers statewide conducted 2,391 sobriety checkpoints and patrols during the campaign.