Operation Zero Tolerance Underway for Fourth of July Holiday

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Fourth of July is right around the corner.  Americans love to celebrate this holiday of our freedom with cookouts, pool parties, and just spending time with family and friends.

In gearing up for the Fourth, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is launching their “Operation Zero Tolerance” campaign along with a national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

These campaigns are designed to inform drivers that if they are over the “legal limit” of .08 blood alcohol content (BAC), they will be arrested and charged with DUI.

Georgia drivers can expect increased DUI patrols, more roadside checkpoints, and more Georgia drivers pulled over for speeding.

Operation Zero Tolerance will run for the period of June 20, 2014 until July 6, 2014, with the Fourth of July travel period running 78-hours from July 3 to July 6.

In Atlanta, The "Nighthawks" of the Georgia State Patrol will be out in force.  They will be patrolling throughout the city in order to stop those suspected of DUI. If arrested, hire an Atlanta DUI Lawyer from our office.

The Fourth of July holiday is not just dangerous for the State of Georgia.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2012, 179 persons died in automobile accidents between 6 PM on July 3rd and 5:59 AM on July 5th.  Forty four percent of those crashes were found to be alcohol-related in nature and twenty eight percent involved a driver or motorcycle operator that had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15, which is almost twice the legal limit in all 50 states or higher.

This Fourth of July play it smart.  The safest thing would be to not drink but if you do, don't drink and drive.  A DUI charge is very serious, but what is even more serious is that driving while impaired puts EVERYONE at risk, not just the safety of the driver.

If you have been charged with DUI in Georgia or have received a traffic ticket, hire the Atlanta DUI Attorneys and Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyers at our office.  We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help.  Act Now.  You case will not defend itself.

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