On November 28, 2011, Jonathan Cox, a Charlotte man, ran a red light and crashed his car into another vehicle. The driver of the other automobile died in the crash and her four year old son was critically injured. Shortly after the incident, Mr. Cox was arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) and second degree murder. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Mr. Cox was under alcohol monitoring restrictions as a result of a DWI conviction in 2009. Mr. Cox's blood alcohol level was not to exceed 0.04. His bail was set at $350,000 by the Court.
On December 8, 2011, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Matthews Police initiated a sobriety checkpoint as part of its Holiday "Booze it and Lose it" campaign. During the checkpoint, the Police arrested nine individuals for driving while intoxicated. The Police also issued another 62 citations for various traffic offenses including driving with a revoked license and driving without an operator's license. The Holiday "Booze it and Lose it" campaign will continue until January 2.