Albemarle Police to participate in Labor Day Booze It & Lose It campaign

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Albemarle Police Department will be stepping up enforcement of impaired drivers during the annual Labor Day Booze It & Lose It campaign, which runs until Sept. 11. Driving while impaired is against the law and could result in a DWI charge, thousands of dollars in court costs, or death – yours or someone else’s.

“We want everyone to celebrate the holiday safely. Please make sure you have a sober ride home. This is a simple, but critical responsibility that can prevent a party from becoming a tragedy,” said Albemarle Police Chief Jason Bollhorst.

In 2021, 423 people lost their lives on North Carolina roads due to alcohol-related crashes, including 15 during the Labor Day Booze It & Lose It enforcement campaign period.

2021 marked the most traffic fatalities across the state since 1973.