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Pender County Sheriff’s Office conducts DWI checkpoint during ‘Booze It and Lose It’ campaign – WECT

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (WECT) – The Pender County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DWI checkpoint at 11793 US Hwy 17 in Hampstead on Saturday, October 22, as part of their ‘Booze It and Lose It’ campaign against driving under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotics.
The following charges in total were:
The New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, Burgaw PD, Surf City PD, Topsail Beach PD, Wilmington Police Department, NC Highway Patrol and Pender County Emergency Management helped in the operation.
According to a Facebook post by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, distracted driving was noted as the cause of 53,541 crashes in North Carolina in 2019, and 154 fatalities, while DWI caused about 11,492 crashes and 348 fatalities.
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