Georgia Officials Plan Labor Day Drunk Driving Enforcement

ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia highway safety official says law enforcement will be out in force for the Labor Day weekend trying to prevent drunk driving.

Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood says increased patrols, sobriety checkpoints and more visibility are part of a national safety campaign from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.

Last year, Georgia saw 15 traffic deaths and more than 1,200 injuries. That’s down from 22 people killed during accidents in 2013.

Officials say people should plan a safe way home before celebrating, designate sober drivers and contact law enforcement if they do see a drunk driver on the road.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

8/15/2015 6:11:41 AM (GMT -4:00)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s