PTC police patrols to be out in force for St. Patrick's Day

From Staff Reports news@newnan.com If you plan to get behind the wheel after too much celebrating this St. Patrick's Day, Peachtree City law enforcement officials have some simple advice for you: "Don't do it!" Police will be out in force all day and all night in a highly visible enforcement campaign to crack down on revelers who are driving drunk.
"We encourage everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year with alcohol to keep in mind our anti-drunk-driving campaign slogan, 'Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,'" said Sgt. Brad Williams. "If you've had too much to drink, make sure you can rely on a sober, designated driver to get you home safely, or download the Georgia Sober ride application for your Iphone or Android phone. "Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills, it also impairs your judgment. If you see friends under the influence of alcohol, make sure you don't let them get behind the wheel," said Williams. Williams recommends the following easy steps for a safe St. Patrick's Day. • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home. • Call a cab. • Use the GOHS sober ride app for a possible free ride home. • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don't hesitate to contact your local law enforcement. • And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. For more information, visit www.TrafficSafetyManagement.gov or contact the Peachtree City Police Department. If you have any questions concerning this or any other of the department's traffic safety programs, contact any member of the Community Response Team at 770-487-8866 or traffic@peachtree-city.org. If you have traffic related concerns, questions, or complaints call 770-487-8866 or report it online at www.peachtree-city.org/traffic. This link will also provide resources for additional traffic safety information. St. Patrick's Day is defined as the period from 6 p.m. on March 16 to 5:59 a.m. on March 18.


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