February 2013 Archives

DUI Stops - What should you do?

It is never recommended to operate a motor vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, people often mistake or misjudge the amount of alcohol they have consumed at a social gathering. While every circumstance is different during a traffic stop, there are some things to keep in mind if you are under suspicion of driving under the influence by law enforcement:

Operation Thunder Hits Augusta

Starting this past Thursday over 250 extra police officers will be in Richmond County assisting the Sheriff's Office in cracking down on impaired and reckless drivers in what has been dubbed "Operation Thunder." The three month campaign is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, and its stated mission is "to detect Georgia's high-crash areas and reduce mounting highway deaths and serious injuries by introducing a high visibility law enforcement presence to possibly deter the extreme and illegal driving behaviors of careless motorists who cause those crashes."