The Dalton Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit, Situational Response Unit and Patrol Division will be concentrating their efforts to fight drunk driving during the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration. Concentrated patrols and random road checks will be conducted throughout the city at strategic locations in an effort to crackdown on motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Motorists who drive with a 0.08 BAC are 11 times more likely to be killed when involved in a crash than a sober driver. Motorists should also know that 0.08 BAC is the presumed legal limit in Georgia, but a driver can be charged at lower levels if he or she is determined to be a less safe driver. The Dalton Police Department asks that anyone planning to party should also plan to have a designated driver, or be prepared to go to jail. There will be no warnings or excuses.
The Dalton Police Department would like to remind motorists that drunk driving is not the only killer on our roadways. The department asks that motorist watch their speed and please obey Georgia’s Safety Belt laws, to help prevent injuries and fatalities.
OVER THE LIMIT, UNDER ARREST.