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Georgia Police Increasing DUI Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

As the season winds down and end-of-summer celebrations ramp up, authorities throughout Georgia are launching a crackdown on drunken driving.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced Friday that police, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers will be aggressively looking to pull over and arrest impaired drivers from now through the Labor Day weekend.

State officials say 298 people were killed in highway crashes that were alcohol-related in Georgia in 2010. That was roughly one-fourth of all traffic deaths in the state.

Harris Blackwood, director of the Highway Safety office, says crackdowns targeting drunk drivers can help reduce alcohol-related crashes by up to 20 percent.

If you have plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend, please make part of your plan arrangements to avoid drinking alcohol and driving.

Oftentimes when law enforcement makes DUI the focus of their patrols, they err on the side of arresting people who may have had something to drink, but are not truly impaired by alcohol.  Don’t get yourself in that situation.  In the same manner that a fisherman might throw out a much bigger net in their desire to catch tuna, they may snare a few dolphins as a result.  The best way to avoid being caught in their net is to have a plan in advance.
The lawyers at the Hawkins Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and at duinewsblog.org hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!

About Mike Hawkins

Mike Hawkins
ATTORNEY MICHAEL HAWKINS is one of only four lawyers in Georgia who has been recognized by the American Bar Association as Board Certified in DUI Defense. Hawkins is listed among the Best Lawyers in America in DUI Defense and has been named a Super Lawyer in Atlanta Magazine for the last 9 years. The Hawkins Law Firm handles only contested DUI charges. They have the experience, skills and commitment to make a difference for their clients and their proactive approach to fighting DUI cases has proven successful. The reputation of your lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case. After 20 years of practice, Mike and his staff have developed strong working relationships with judges and court staff, and with prosecutors and their staff. Mike is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and is a former DUI prosecutor in metro Atlanta. He is recognized nationally and has been invited to teach DUI Defense seminars all over a dozen states. His goal is simple – to work hard towards keeping a DUI off your record. Most of the clients that the Hawkins Law Firm assists are professionals who want to protect their record and keep their drivers license. If you or someone you know has a DUI charge and needs a lawyer who works hard to achieve positive results, call the Hawkins Law Firm.

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