Highway Patrol and Wildlife Resources Commission Release Labor Day


The North Carolina State Highway Patrol along with the Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission have released the final totals for

“On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink & Drive

Labor Day campaign. The campaign which targeted safe and sober operation of motor vehicles and boats began Friday, September 4


through Sunday, September 6



“On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink & Drive”

campaign is a multi-agency initiative that is designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure that all motorists can safely travel on highways and waterways during the summer months. Operation

“On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink & Drive”

was focused on three key summer travel holiday weekends; Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Last year, the Highway Patrol investigated 264 fatal collisions and over 9,169 injury collisions during the summer months. This included 68 fatal collisions and 883 injury collisions due to impaired driving.

The totals are reflective of the Highway Patrol’s enforcement efforts during the Labor Day holiday period:

Highway Patrol

  • Driving While Impaired:                    295
  • Provisional License Violation:            24
  • Other Implied Consent Violation:       91
  • Drug Violations:                                  31
  • Drug Paraphernalia:                           22
  • Seatbelt Violations:                         1026
  • Child Restraint Violations:                144
  • Equipment Violations:                       563
  • Driver License Violation:                 1088
  • Registration Violation:                       914

  • Other Violations:


Total Violations:                                         7312

Wildlife Resources Commission

  • Operate While Impaired:                        9
  • Boating Citations Issued:                     82
  • Boating Warnings Issued:                    90

  • Boats Checked:                                  210

Total Violations:                                              391

An excel spreadsheet

is being provided that is broken by each respective troop.

A troop map

is being provided to assist you in locating your specific media market.

For additional information

specifically relating to Highway Patrol statistics

, please contact Sergeant Michael Baker, Public Information Officer at (919) 733-5027 or



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