Holidays like the Fourth of July tend to see a higher number of drunk drivers than normal. Luckily, law enforcement was on hand across the state to take drunk drivers off the road. The North Carolina car accident lawyers at HensonFuerst explain that the effort was a success.
During the holiday weekend, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol partnered with the state Wildlife Resources Commission and local sheriffs’ offices to conduct the “On The Road, On The Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” initiative. According to The News Herald, as many as 10,000 citations were issued as part of the campaign.
Reports indicate 405 motorists were arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), and 57 others were taken into custody on drug charges. Another 26 citations were issued to boaters for operating watercraft while impaired. During the holiday weekend, there were a total of 10 fatal highway accidents.
At HensonFuerst, we know the important role law enforcement plays in keeping North Carolina’s citizens safe on the road and on the water. That’s why our North Carolina personal injury lawyers would like to applaud state and local law enforcement for their efforts this past weekend.