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Labor Day Weekend Brings DUI Arrests

Labor Day weekend saw 35 arrests made by Georgia State Patrol Troop 40’s DUI Task Force. The 35 people arrested will not be the only ones facing a judge in the coming weeks. That number does not include any arrests made by other troopers throughout the state during the holiday weekend.

The task force covered five areas over the holiday: Thomasville, Colquitt, Cuthbert, Americus, and Albany. Despite highly-publicized checkpoints and increased DUI enforcement campaigns, revelers still chose to get behind the wheel of their vehicles. There were no reports of any of those arrested having caused serious injuries or fatalities.

According to the Department of Highway Safety, the state of Georgia saw more fatalities on roads this year than in those past. This information has prompted law enforcement entities to step up patrols, scouting areas for impaired drivers and removing them from the road.

Even though more than three dozen people were arrested for driving under the influence over Labor Day weekend, all those who were stopped were wearing their seat belts, said Sgt. First Class Shawn Urquhart.

Drinking and driving is a choice, albeit a poor one. One poor decision should not ruin the rest of your life, nor should it ruin the reputation you have worked so hard to build. If you have been arrested for DUI, trust that Hawkins Spizman Fortas will defend you with the latest knowledge of DUI law and years of experience. You need a competent attorney fighting for your rights. Call our offices today for a consultation and take the first step to restoring your good name.

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