Six-State DUI Campaign Begins in Columbus - WRBL

Six-State DUI Campaign Begins in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

A six-state DUI campaign started in Columbus on Sunday night.

"Hands Across the Border" is a week-long event where Georgia law enforcement will be meeting in cities near state borders in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and the Carolinas.

Sunday night, they set up a DUI checkpoint at the 13th Street Bridge, Oglethorpe Bridge and Dillingham Street Bridge. Officials say the purpose of the campaign is to cut down on traffic fatalities.

"In the summertime, between Memorial day and Labor day we see the highest number of crashes on the road," says Powell Harrelson, Director at the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "We just want everybody to understand that we are out there and united with our brothers in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina."

It is the 22nd annual "Hands Across the Border Campaign.

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