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Increase in DUI patrols in Georgia over Thanksgiving Holiday

This Thanksgiving holidays, state troopers will be in full force conducting patrols and road checks throughout the state of Georgia. Georgia State Troopers will be strictly enforcing seat belt laws and watching for impaired drivers.

The Thanksgiving holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The Georgia Department of Public Safety defines the Thanksgiving holiday as the 102-hour period that begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and ends at midnight on Sunday, November 29.

In addition to investigating traffic crashes, last year the Georgia State Patrol issued approximately 7,000 citations; 12,000 warnings; and made 264 arrests for driving under the influence.

The Georgia State Patrol is also teaming up with law enforcement officials from across the state in Operation Click It or Ticket and Operation C.A.R.E., also known as the Combined Accident Reduction Effort safety initiative among state highway patrols and state police agencies where troopers and officers work together during holiday periods. We encourage all drivers to use extra caution this holiday weekend, and celebrate law enforcement?s efforts to keep our roads a safer place.

We also know that being pulled over by law enforcement or encountering a checkpoint can be a very stressful experience. Before you head out on your holiday road trip, click here to see tips on what to do at a police checkpoint from an experienced DUI attorney who was formerly in law enforcement. If you, or someone you love, is arrested for a DUI, here is a guide to help with the next steps that need to be taken immediately. Any delay in action can have major consequences, such as loss of driving privileges. Under current Georgia Law, if you are charged with Driving Under the Influence or Boating Under the Influence you may only have 10 days from the date of arrest to prevent a SUSPENSION of your license to drive a motor vehicle or operate a watercraft.

If you have been arrested for DUI and need an experienced attorney to uphold your legal rights, contact Christopher Chapman today at cchapman@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-389-4864.

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