Summer Zero Tolerance Begins Friday - WRBL

Summer Zero Tolerance Begins Friday

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COLUMBUS, GA -

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says alcohol impaired crashes still account for 23% of all traffic fatalities in Georgia.

David Adkins a DUI teacher says the financial consequences are severe.

"They'll tell you they've spent five plus thousand dollars over one DUI," says Adkins.

Losing your license can also make life more difficult.

"A lot of times when individuals come the DUI classes they'll tell you quickly that they've got to get that license back because they are getting ready to lose their job," says Adkins.

Just one too many drinks can put you in the backseat of a police car this upcoming holiday weekend.

"If they have a .08 they automatically go to jail for 24 hours under Georgia statues," says Adkins.

He says a lot of drivers don't even know how much they've consumed before they get in the car.

"A lot of people don't understand when you go into a bar and they have a special and they ask you do you want a glass of beer of the 32 oz. special, well they still county that as one drink," says Adkins.

He says drivers should remember one thing this holiday weekend.

"We've got to go back to the old adage of designated drivers."

The Summer Zero Tolerance program goes until July 4th.

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