OXFORD — Granville County Sheriff’s Office deputies teamed up with personnel from a variety of law enforcement agencies for “Operation Spring Cleaning,” a weekend of increased patrols for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.

“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, last Friday. “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…”

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