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GA Police Encourage Sober Driving

One of the biggest holidays of the year occurred last week and police were out in full force. Law enforcement had warned party goers that police would be easy to spot, and they certainly were.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, New Year’s ran from 6 p.m. Thursday through twelve in the morning on Sunday. That period of time is considered one of the busiest travel times of the year. The primary objective for police this past holiday weekend? To make local highways and roadways safer for travelers.

While most impaired drivers were expected to have alcohol in their system, prescription and over-the-counter medications could also have been a problem. Police caution that even OTC medications like cough syrup contain alcohol.

Those policing the roads warned that impairment begins from the moment you take your first sip of alcohol. There is no magic number, say police, that constitutes “intoxicated.” While there may be legal numbers, there is no one level of blood alcohol concentration that affects two people in the same way.

Officers advised that people could tap on the “Drive Sober, Georgia” app for a ride home. The app is not only made for holidays. At any point during the year that someone feels they would be better off finding a ride home, all they need to do is tap an icon on their mobile device.

If you were arrested for driving under the influence over the holiday weekend or at any other time of year, our experienced DUI attorneys are here to defend you as you face your charges. Call Hawkins Spizman Fortas today for a free initial consultation or browse our website for more information about our team and how we can assist you.

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