Underage drinking, drunken driving crackdown under way

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Savannah-Chatham metro police will be cracking down on underage drinking and drunken driving during the holiday week.

The city's Alcohol Beverage Control Team, which is made up of City Revenue marshals, fire marshals and metro police officers, will sweep alcohol serving establishments across the city through the new year, according to the city of Savannah.

As part of the enforcement, the team will check for compliance of the city's alcohol ordinance, which will include ensuring that underage residents are not served alcohol or admitted into bars, and that patrons are not over-served.

"Our focus will be on impaired drivers, but that will not be exclusive," said Lt. Mike Wilson, commander of the newly reinstituted SCMPD Traffic Division, in a statement. "We also will be looking for inattentive and aggressive drivers over the holidays. We're asking people to 'Drive to Arrive Alive.' That's not just a slogan. It is our mission."

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