Georgia targets impaired drivers during Labor Day weekend

Operation Zero Tolerance means 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

Georgia Highway Patrol officers and Walker County Sheriff Deputies check every driver on GA 193 at a sobriety checkpoint.
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ATLANTA -- Motorists all across Georgia are preparing for the unofficial end of summer by planning last minute trips to the lake, beach and everywhere in between. Law enforcement are likewise preparing as troopers, deputies and police officers across the state prepare for the annual Labor Day impaired driving campaign, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced in a news release today.

Tips for safe holiday weekend

A few simple tips for ensuring a safe holiday weekend: * Plan a safe way home before you start festivities. * Designate a sober driver before you start drinking. * Program the numbers for taxi services or sober ride programs into your cell phone in case you or a friend unexpectedly need a sober ride home.