Operation Zero Tolerance continues until Jan. 2

(ATLANTA) - A drunken driving enforcement blitz runs until Jan. 2. The campaign aims to reduce impaired drivers from hitting the roadways.

Hundreds of highway safety partners across Georgia are participating. The program includes sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols.

In December 2009, 753 people were killed across the country in crashes involving drivers with illegal blood-alcohol levels of .08 or higher, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Data show that nearly a quarter of young males admitted to riding with someone who should not have been behind the wheel.

For more about Operation Zero Tolerance visit the GOHS website at www.gahighwaysafety.org.

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