Booze it and lose it

Mar. 18—OXFORD — North Carolina Department of Adult Correction officer Shanna Wager (back, center) directs other law enforcement officers preparing for a joint operation between the Granville County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol, the N.C. Department of Adult Correction and the Butner, Oxford and Creedmoor police departments.

"We've got the Booze It and Lose It Saint Patrick's Day campaign occurring all across North Carolina," Mark Ezzell, director of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Governor's Highway Safety Program. "From Murphy to Manteo, law enforcement agencies are joining together to have intensive patrols for the remainder of this weekend... it's a popular time for parties. People will be driving, some will be driving impaired..."

The campaign happening in Granville County represents efforts to change how the GCSO partners with people, said Sheriff Robert Fountain.