Chattooga County law enforcement was busy over the weekend taking drunk drivers off the roadways. A high-speed chase from Highway 48 to Fish Hatchery Road resulted in a rollover crash that landed one man in jail. Also one man was charged with bringing drugs across guard lines after being arrested for DUI.
With the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period starting on Wednesday of this week, local law enforcement and the Georgia State Patrol are cautioning drivers not to consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
In 2019, more than 300 people in Georgia were arrested for driving drunk during the busy Thanksgiving travel period and fifteen people died in crashes statewide.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job. To make this happen, troopers and motor carrier officers will be patrolling interstates and secondary roads throughout the state during this holiday period.”