Operation Drive to Live campaign catches DWIs and speeding near schools

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The North Carolina Highway Patrol released on Tuesday totals from a week-long education and enforcement campaign.

Troopers started Operation Drive to Live on Monday, April 18 and ended it on Friday, April 22. They spent the week patrolling around high schools.

In Eastern North Carolina, troopers in Pitt County reported issuing 7 DWIs and over 200 speeding citations during their patrols around 20 schools.

In Lenoir and Jones counties, troopers issued 4 DWIs and 73 speeding citations.

In Onslow County, troopers say they issued 22 speeding and 7 seatbelt citations during their patrol of 9 schools.

According to a release, troopers across the state say they will continue to monitor teenage drivers to save lives.

Highway Patrol reports in 2015 there were over 58,812 motor vehicle collisions involving drivers and passengers who were between the ages of 15 – 19

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