NORTH CAROLINA -

Labor Day is a couple of weeks away, but law enforcement in the Tarheel State are already gearing up for the holiday.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says its Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" campaign begins this weekend.

The campaign is a state-wide effort to catch drunken drivers and to remind those who drink that they should designate a sober driver, call a cab, or take public transit.

The campaign will run through September second.