Georgia To Increase St. Patrick's Day DUI Patrols.
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For the Irish and non-Irish alike, St. Patrick's Day means wearing green and even drinking green beer, but revelers will be losing green if they violate Georgia's zero tolerance policy toward impaired driving. That's because a DUI, which includes no warning and a trip straight to jail, can cost up to $10,000 in fines, lawyers, court fees and lost wages, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety said.
During St. Patrick's Day weekend, law enforcement will be looking to prevent crashes and save lives by taking drunk and drugged drivers off the road, the Office said. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 12 people were killed last year in 3,137 crashes that happened over the 3-day St. Patrick's Day weekend in Georgia. Of that, 119 of the crashes that happened over the St. Patrick's Day weekend were caused by drunk or drugged drivers.
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