Posted: Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 11:03pm
Officers from three states converge in Rabun to promote safety
By Rob Moore Editor
CLAYTON - Law enforcement personnel from three states gathered in Rabun County Wednesday night for a highway safety emphasis.
The 22nd-annual "Hands Across the Border" driving under the influence enforcement campaign, which kicked off Sunday, Aug. 25, continues through Friday, Aug. 30. It partners Georgia law enforcement with its partners in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina officers participated in safety checkpoints on two major corridors in Rabun County Wednesday night.
Again this year, Georgia's "Hands Across the Border" campaign coincides with the week leading up to Labor Day and targets impaired driving and the dangers of failing to use seatbelts and proper child restraints.
"So many people see Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer and want to hit the road before fall rolls around," said Harris Blackwood, director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "Because so many people are going to be traveling leading up to Labor Day weekend, we want to make sure that drunk drivers don't turn someone's summer fun into a summer of tragedy."
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