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Second annual "Operation Southern Shield" begins Monday

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) - A speed warning has been issued by law enforcement officers in Georgia. 

The second annual "Operation Southern Shield" begins on Monday and runs through the end of the week and they're looking for speeders. 

The number of traffic deaths reported in the state during the last year's operation was 35 percent lower than the other three weeks in July, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement officers combine to give out more than 12,000 speeding citations over the seven-day period and took 552 suspected DUI drivers to jail. 


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