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GSP cracking down on drunk driving

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Georgia State Patrol is finishing up the holidays with Operation Zero Tolerance by cracking down on drunk driving on New Year's Eve.

GSP officials say they will have a minimum of 75 percent of their troopers out patrolling on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Operation Zero Tolerance is funded by the state of Georgia.  Nearly 50,000 coasters will go out to the state's busiest bar districts.  Those coasters will have information on local programs that offer safe rides, like the AAA Tow-to-Go program.

Last year there were four fatalities from car crashes in Georgia on New Year's Eve, but this year they want that number to be zero.

Most people say they are thankful that there will be extra troops patrolling, but everyone we spoke to said they are not taking any chances on the roads this New Year's Eve.

"I have two little ones, so we'll be at home," said Tisia Boyles. "We'll be safe, but I worry about my family and friends and the public's safety."

"I would hope they act responsibly because it's really sad when it causes causalities," said Jocelyn Vaillancourt."

If you find yourself needing a ride, you can download the Smartphone app called Drive Sober. It can help you find a cab ride or a tow truck.

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