This week kicks off the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Booze It & Lose It campaign for St. Patrick’s Day.
The Aberdeen Police Department, as well as law enforcement agencies across the state, will be ramping up patrols ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. Law enforcement will be increasing patrols while looking for impaired drivers to remind everyone not to drink and drive.
In 2021, there were 98 reported alcohol-related traffic crashes in Moore County, according to Aberdeen Police Department. There were six fatalities due to alcohol-related traffic crashes, and 10 crashes that resulted in serious injuries.
“Drink at home or plan ahead,” said Aberdeen Police Department. “Have a designated driver or utilize a transportation service to get home safely.”