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Warner Robins police plan safety checkpoints Friday

WARNER ROBINS -- Motorists can expect several safety checkpoints set up around the city Friday, part of Georgia’s Zero Tolerance campaign targeting impaired drivers.

Dubbed Operation Safe Streets, the Warner Robins police effort is expected to take place from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to a police news release.

The statewide safety campaign, which kicks off Friday, runs through the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday travel period.

In all, 161 people lost their lives on Georgia roadways during the 2013 holiday reporting period of Nov. 20 through Dec. 31, including 18 from crashes that involved impaired drivers, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Another 13,142 people were injured in nearly 44,000 crashes.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.