Ga. to target drunk driving over Fourth of July - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Ga. to target drunk driving over Fourth of July

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in Georgia are joining a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the national celebration is 1 of the most dangerous holidays on Georgia roads. In the past two years, the state has averaged 88 alcohol-impaired crashes during the period from July 3-5.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are partnering to launch their annual Operation Zero Tolerance campaign.

As of Thursday, the state had seen 520 traffic fatalities this year. That's up 4% from 499 last year on June 20.

This year's Operation Zero Tolerance campaign starts Friday and runs through July 7.

Online:

www.gahighwaysafety.org

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices