Officer Zack Smith, with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, heads back to Iredell County, via Lake Norman, after a press conference with other agencies urging the public to be safe and sober while one the roads and water over the Memorial Day weekend. With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Health & Human Services and the Cornelius Police Department gathered at Blythe Landing on Lake Norman to ask the public to be safe and sober on both the roads and the water. The agencies gathered on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Officer Zack Smith, with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, heads back to Iredell County, via Lake Norman, after a press conference with other agencies urging the public to be safe and sober while one the roads and water over the Memorial Day weekend. With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Health & Human Services and the Cornelius Police Department gathered at Blythe Landing on Lake Norman to ask the public to be safe and sober on both the roads and the water. The agencies gathered on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Officer Zack Smith, with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, heads back to Iredell County, via Lake Norman, after a press conference with other agencies urging the public to be safe and sober while one the roads and water over the Memorial Day weekend. With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Health & Human Services and the Cornelius Police Department gathered at Blythe Landing on Lake Norman to ask the public to be safe and sober on both the roads and the water. The agencies gathered on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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