Cops will not take DUI lightly this holiday

  • The Hartwell Sun
    The Hartwell Sun

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is joining state and local law enforcement in warning drivers to avoid the risk of going to jail during the holidays by making the right decision to not drink and drive.

Georgia is once again participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over campaign from December 13, 2019 through January 1, 2020.  With more than 100 million travelers expected to hit our nation’s roads during Christmas and New Year’s, Georgia law enforcement will be continuing their year-round zero tolerance policy during the Christmas holiday season by taking all impaired drivers to jail.  

“Consider this your warning because state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers are going to arrest all impaired drivers they find on the road,” GOHS Director Allen Poole said. “If alcohol is going to be part of your holiday plans, please include a plan for a sober ride with a designated driver, ride-share service or cab before the party starts.”