Memorial Day Proves Busy for Boating Safety, Driving Safety Campaign

  • 30 May 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. (May 30, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division have released Memorial Day weekend totals for “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign.

“On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign is a multi-agency initiative that is designed to combine law enforcement resources to ensure that everyone can safely travel on highway and waterways during the summer months. The campaign periods focus on three major holidays; Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. The campaign will continue into the upcoming summer months.

Below are the Memorial Day weekend enforcement efforts from all three participating agencies:

Wildlife Resources Commission
 Operate Boat While Impaired: 25
 Other Boating Arrest Violations:  471
 Other Boating Warnings: 811
 Total: 1,307

State Highway Patrol
Driving While Impaired: 285
Provisional License Violation:
Other Implied Consent Violation: 98
Drug Violations: 33
Drug Paraphernalia: 18
Seatbelt Violations: 1,300
 Child Restraint Violations: 178
 Equipment Violations: 550
 Driver License Violation: 1,310
 Registration Violation: 941
 Other Violations: 3,442
 Total: 8,177

Alcohol Law Enforcement Division
Arrests: 7
Simple Possession of Scheduled II:
Simple Possession of Schedule VI: 1
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 1
Fictitious Driver’s License: 1
Under Age Possession Spirituous Liquor:
Transport Spirituous Liquor in
Passenger Area of Vehicle:

There are more than 200 sworn, full-time wildlife officers across the state who patrol 5,000 square miles of inland streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waterways and instruct certified boating safety education courses. The public can assist them by reporting boating violations to 1-800-662-7137.

For more information on boating, boating safety and where to enjoy boating, visit or call 919-707-0031.   

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Geoff Cantrell
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