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Preparing for safe driving ahead of St. Patrick's Day

(Source: Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety) (Source: Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is joining sober driving coalition Team Georgia in warning all St. Patrick's Day revelers about driving while impaired.

If you're over the limit, you'll be under arrest.

"We don't want the misconception to be that zero tolerance doesn't mean if you have one drink you are going to jail,” said John Cronin, Georgia State Patrol. “It means if you are impaired to any level or any amount that you are impaired to where you shouldn't be driving, you are going to jail. There is no excuse for it, and we are not going to take any excuse for it."

"We want people to make plans on how they are going to get home, designating a driver, using a ride service, calling a taxi or getting a hotel room. Whatever you do, make plans on how you are going to get home," said Harris Blackwood, with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is urging you to download the "Drive Sober - Georgia" smartphone app - which offers a database of safe and sober ride options all over the state.

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