Georgia law enforcement officers will be out in full force over the long holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend officially started on Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. and will continue through Monday at midnight, according to the perspective of law enforcement officers.
The Georgia State Patrol has announced that it will continue the Nighthawks DUI Task Force and the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Program. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant to the Georgia State Patrol for nearly $1.8 million that will keep the program going.
Police, sheriff's deputies, State Troopers and State Motor Carrier Compliance officers will be out in full force across Georgia this Fourth of July weekend. According to the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), Georgia highway safety data shows that the top three causes of fatal crashes are speed, DUI, and unbuckled motorists. For this reason, Georgia law enforcement has been cracking down on dangerous and drunk drivers in the summer for the last six years.