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					MEDIA ADVISORY
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AUGUST 2008

For more information:
Jim Shuler, GOHS Public Affairs 404-656-6996 or 888-420-0767 jshuler@gohs.ga.gov

‘HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER’ ..A FIVE-STATE DUI DRAGNET Statewide Crackdown Coming Aug24th thru Aug29th
(COLUMBUS-GA & ALABAMA) For six days leading up to the Labor Day holiday
travel weekend, the Georgia State Patrol and local police and sheriff’s deputies will participate in th the 17 Annual Hands Across the Border highway safety awareness campaign. From Sunday, August 24th, through Friday, August 29th, 2008, Georgia law enforcement will join their partners from bordering states Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee in a major southeastern Operation Zero Tolerance (OTLUA) impaired driving enforcement initiative.

*PHOTO-OPPORTUNITIES/MEDIA WELCOME*
WHO: Highway safety advocates & law enforcement from Georgia, Alabama and the West Central Traffic Enforcement Network (WCTEN). WCTEN includes law enforcement agencies from Harris, Talbot, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Marion, Schley, Stewart, Webster, Sumter Quitman, Randolph, Terrell, Clay & Calhoun counties. DUI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN SOBRIETY ROADCHECK SCHEDULED 6PM-Sunday Aug 24 Meeting & Checkpoint Briefing at Columbus State University Corn Visual Arts Center, 931 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA. 8PM-Sunday Aug 24 Sobriety Checkpoint Columbus/Phoenix City-13th St Bridge

WHAT: WHERE:

REPORTERS NOTE: August 24 ROADCHECK INFORMATION EMBARGOED until underway. WHAT: WHERE: FOLLOW-UP MEDIA EVENT SCHEDULED - TWO-STATE NEWS CONFERENCE 10AM-Monday Aug 25 (HATB) Hands Across The Border Media Event for Georgia- Alabama at I-185 Columbus Georgia Welcome Center

CONTACT: Lt. Curtis Lockett, Muscogee Co. Marshall’s Office Office: 706-225-3382 Mobile: 706-325-1001

POLICE IN FIVE STATES JOIN GEORGIA LAW ENFORCEMENT..
“Hands Across The Border means impaired driving laws will be strictly enforced from state-tostate in a seamless effort to save lives during the deadly Labor Day Holiday travel period,” says Director Bob Dallas of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). “This week-long operation sends an unmistakable message to the motoring public that safe driving doesn’t stop at the state line. Our traffic laws may come from different books, but we’re all on the same page when it comes to taking drunk drivers off our roads,” says Director Dallas. This year, Hands Across the Border is part of the “One Hundred Days of Summer HEAT” campaign sponsored by GOHS to raise awareness about the deadly consequences of speed, drunk and drugged driving, and failure to use safety belts and child restraints. Remember, your best protection against an encounter with a drunk driver is a buckled safety belt. Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Public Information Unit Public Affairs Director, Jim Shuler – 404-656-6996 – jshuler@gohs.ga.gov 34 Peachtree Street—Suite 1600—One Park Tower—Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Visit us on the web at www.georgiahighwaysafety.org Sonny Perdue, Governor Robert F. Dallas, Director


				
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