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GA launching summer zero tolerance DUI campaign

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Georgia law enforcement across the state will be out in full force during the Fourth of July holiday aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger by being impaired behind the wheel.

In Georgia, GOHS will launch Operation Zero Tolerance in conjunction with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. If you’re over the limit, you’ll be under arrest.
 
“Drunk driving is a zero tolerance offense. No warnings. You will be arrested and you will go to jail. We repeat this message every year because it’s true,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood
This year, Operation Zero Tolerance starts on June 20 and runs through July 6. The Fourth of July travel period with be a 78-hour period from July 3 to July 6.
 
This holiday travel period is not only dangerous in Georgia, but data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows this time of year is particularly deadly nationwide.
 In 2012, 179 people were killed in crashes between 6 p.m. on July 3 and 5:59 a.m. on July 5. Furthermore, 44 percent of those fatal crashes involved alcohol impairment. Twenty eight percent of those crashes involved a driver or motorcycle operator with a Blood Alcohol Content of .15 or higher, which is almost twice the .08 legal limit in all 50 states.
For more information on Operation Zero Tolerance, visit Georgia Highway Safety
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