A statewide ‘Drive-Sober’ campaign begins Thursday with sobriety checks in Houston County, according to a news release from the Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network.
DUI task force units from the network will gather at 8 p.m. at Centerville City Hall for the kickoff of the statewide campaign, with road checks to follow, the release said.
The Operation Zero Tolerance campaign of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety covers the July 4th holiday travel period, the release said. The campaign is expected to include concentrated patrols and checkpoints across the state through Sunday, the release said.
One in five fatal crashes in Georgia are alcohol-related, the release noted.
The MGTEN is comprised of law enforcement officers from agencies in the counties of Bibb, Crisp, Dooly, Houston, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Turner, Twiggs and Wilcox.