The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be conducting the "Booze It & Lose It" Halloween Statewide Enforcement Campaign.

The campaign runs from Monday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 31 and zeros in on impaired drivers through innovative and extensive enforcement and education, including law enforcement patrols in all North Carolina counties.

The Halloween season is a busy one for crashes in North Carolina. In October of last year, 33 people died and 83 were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes statewide. So far in North Carolina in 2021, there have been 271 alcohol-related fatalities - a decrease of 23 percent from this time last year.

In 2020, 435 people were killed and 908 were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes.

Mark Ezzell, director of the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program, said Booze It and Lose It enforcement and education campaigns play a big part in getting impaired drivers off our roadways and discouraging reckless behavior that puts everyone’s safety in jeopardy.