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Georgia State Patrol steps up road enforcement for a safer Labor Day

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TRION, GA (WRCB) -
Thousands of people take to the roads as Labor Day comes to a close in Georgia.

"There's just a more volume of cars, anytime you have more cars, you have more people that partake in drinking and driving and that's why we're out here tonight to see if we can slow that down a little bit."

Georgia State Patrolman, Corporal Chris Harris has worked in law enforcement for 22 years.

He uses checkpoints like this one on Old Highway 27 and Emory Street in Trion to help get drunk drivers off Georgia roads.

"It's a common thing to see people drinking and driving and can lead to some very serious consequences."

Harris and his team didn't come across any impaired drivers while we were there Monday night.  Something he says is a sign that stepping up enforcement in the area is working.

"One is too many. If we can just avoid that one then we've accomplished what we've set out to do."

And let Georgia drivers know, patrolmen have no tolerance for those to choose to drink and get behind the wheel.  
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