St. Patrick's Day is next Thursday, and in anticipation of the holiday, the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Harris Blackwood, penned a column in the Coastal Courier reminding people to play it safe and to not rely on 'luck' to get them home. Blackwood reminds readers that Georgia law enforcement is working under Operation Zero Tolerance and anyone who is arrested for DUI will go to jail. There will likely be extra law enforcement on the roads looking for impaired drivers.
A Calhoun, Georgia man was arrested this past Monday evening and charged with misdemeanor DUI and felony possession of prescription drugs, amongst other charges.Flyod County Jail records indicate Police suspected the driver was under the influence after arriving on the scene of a car accident that had been caused by the man following another car too closely. The man's breath smelled distinctly of alcohol when officers questioned him at the scene of the accident, which led them to search him and his vehicle. Police recovered two hydrocodone tablets outside of their original containers.
Georgia law enforcement officials will be out in full-force over the Labor Day weekend looking for drunk drivers, aggressive drivers and speeders. Law enforcement officials are reminding the public of Georgia's policy of Operation Zero Tolerance, which started August 20 and will continue through Labor Day.
It is the time of year that so many look forward to. Summer is not complete without the various gatherings saturated with patriotism, friends, family, food and drinks. Georgia authorities, however, are on the lookout for drunk drivers, so make sure that your fun-saturated parties do not lead to alcohol-saturated drivers on Georgia roads.