Operation Zero Tolerance To Run Through July 4th Travel Period



You may have already been stopped by local law enforcement over the weekend and asked to show your driver’s license and insurance card.

Operation Zero Tolerance and Click or Ticket began on Friday and will run through the July 4th holiday.

In Lavonia, police are already out in force looking for impaired drivers as early revelers try to get a jump on the Independence Day celebrations.

Lavonia Police captain Michael Schulman said the number of impaired drivers on the over the July 4th holiday is on the rise.

“Operation Zero Tolerance: Over The Limit, Under Arrest will be taking place through July 4th period. During the July 4th travel period in 2010, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 392 people were killed across the country. Of those deaths, 39% were crashes that involved at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

Random checkpoints are being set up at various times and locations across Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties.

According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, holiday crash stats show the travel season between July 4th and Labor Day can be one of the most dangerous times of year to get behind the wheel.