Georgia State Troopers Remind Motorists to Drive Responsibly on St. Patrick's Day

March 13, 2015

(ATLANTA) – St. Patrick’s Day weekend is here, and the Georgia State Patrol is asking the public to celebrate responsibly by not drinking and driving. "Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the heavier nights for impaired drivers. If you consume alcohol, don't drive. Troopers across the state will be keeping a close eye out for impaired drivers throughout the day and evening hours,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Troopers will be assisting local officers in Savannah for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and then patrolling Saturday night for impaired drivers. In Atlanta, the Nighthawks DUI Task Force will join troopers from the Georgia State Patrol posts in metro-Atlanta to patrol Fulton, Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. "Troopers will not hesitate to arrest an impaired driver and impound their vehicle," added Colonel McDonough.

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