Troopers Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

June 27, 2014

The Georgia mobilization of Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT), the nation’s high visibility impaired driving enforcement campaign, runs through Sunday, July 6. “During this period, Georgia State Troopers are joining law enforcement officers from across the country in concentrating on getting impaired drivers off the roads,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Troopers will be patrolling on interstates as well as secondary roads. “People know driving impaired is illegal, yet they still take their chances. Impaired driving crashes can be prevented if drivers will take the initiative to not drive under the influence,” said Colonel McDonough. Troopers will not hesitate to arrest an impaired driver and tow their vehicle.  “Also remember, if you see a driver that you suspect is impaired, notify local law enforcement,” the commissioner added.

In Georgia, Operation Zero Tolerance is coordinated by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  This is the first of three OZT enforcement periods of the year. Georgia’s campaign is a part of the national “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” program.

Contact Information: 
DPS Public Information Office - (404) 624-7597