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Holiday Crackdown On Drunk Driving

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ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers across Georgia are launching a statewide crackdown on drunken driving through upcoming the Fourth of July holiday.

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says its summer campaign called Operation Zero Tolerance begins Friday and will run for about two weeks.

During that period, law enforcement officers in the state are expected to keep a close lookout for drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol.

State officials say 298 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2010 — roughly a fourth of traffic deaths in the state.

The summer anti-DUI campaign in Georgia coincides with the national crackdown called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

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