Published 1:06 pm Monday, July 23, 2018

The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office dispensed 53 charges during Operation Firecracker June 27 through July 10, Sheriff Darryl Liverman reported.

The activities occurred as the sheriff’s office was participating in the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s latest Booze It And Lose It campaign.

The violations cited by the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office were: 31 speeding citations, 4 misdemeanor drug charges, 8 expired registration, 1 wanted person arrested, 1 inspection violation, 1 stop sign/stop light violation, 1 no operator’s license, 2 driving while license revoked, 2 possession of alcohol underage, and 2 carrying concealed weapon.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program promotes highway safety awareness to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths in the state.

The Booze It and Lose It campaign has operated successfully across North Carolina for the past 20 years, said Mark Ezzell, program director.