The Georgia State Patrol Post Four in Villa Rica and other local law enforcement officers will be stepping up DUI enforcement this weekend. Unfortunately many drivers will choose to drink and drive while celebrating St. Patrick’s day.
Preliminary data from the Georgia Department of Transportation shows 17 people died, and almost 1,600 were injured in more than 4700 crashes on Georgia roadways from March 16th through the 19th, last year.
Law enforcement encourages that residents designate a driver, use ridesharing services, or use the AAA tow and go service, where drivers in Georgia can get a free tow and ride home for up to ten miles.
The free tow and rides from AAAs Tow-to-Go will begin today and end at 6:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 18th.