As part of Georgia's efforts to crack down on drunk and impaired driving
this week, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that
they will be touring the state to remind local residents of their Fourth
of July Zero Tolerance campaign.
Operation Zero Tolerance is part of a nationwide effort designed to reduce
the high rates of
DUI accidents, injuries, and fatalities that commonly occur during this time of year.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia will be participating in the
week-long crack down and will also be touring the state this week.
Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Department
of Natural Resources, and the Department of Public safety will be speaking
to Georgians about the dangers of
impaired driving and explaining how the campaign will place officers throughout the state
on high alert for drunk drivers and boat operators.
Officials began their tour yesterday and will be speaking at Columbus regional
airport Flightways, the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Albany, Signature
Flight in Savannah, the Georgia State Patrol Hangar at Augusta Regional
Airport, and the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany, among other venues.
With heightened DUI patrols throughout the state this week, local residents
in Atlanta and across the region should be aware that the penalties that
come with a DUI conviction are nothing to take lightly. Although possible
terms of imprisonment, large fines and ongoing costs, probation, and driver's
license suspensions can be harsh, there is always the possibility that
these consequences can be avoided or mitigated with the assistance of
seasoned Atlanta DUI attorneys.
Contact the Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub to learn more about DUI defense.