Sober Driving Campaign Starting in GA
Drivers in Georgia are being told to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” According to law enforcement officials, the holiday season, including New Years, is a dangerous time to be on the roads. Officers from around the state will be actively searching for drunk drivers through the January 1 holiday.
According to Police Chief Troy Rich of Thomasville Police Department, the agency has a duty to keep everyone safe. The department is ramping up its DUI enforcement efforts to do just that. Last year, there were 14 deaths on Georgia’s roadways during the holidays. In 2014 as a whole, there were more than 8,000 DUI-related crashes. Officers are warning people that the state has zero tolerance for driving while impaired.
As part of the campaign, drivers are encouraged to download the “Drive Sober, Georgia” app. The smart phone app is available for both Apple and Android devices. Once downloaded and installed, the app provides a list of paid and free sober ride programs available across the state. Checker Cab and AAA are both offering free rides home through the first of the year. Anyone who suspects that they may be driving near someone who is impaired is encouraged to call 911 and report that driver.
If you are arrested for driving under the influence this holiday season, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Do not attempt to fight your charges on your own. Reach out to Hawkins Spizman Fortas today to learn more about how we can assist you as you fight any charges that have been levied against you.