The Georgia Supreme Court, in a pair of opinions released Monday, threw out evidence gathered at roadblocks in Bibb and Cobb Counties because sheriff’s deputies didn't tick the legal boxes involved in stopping all traffic.
The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state. Authorities said state troopers arrested more than 225 drivers on charges of driving under the influence.
State officials say they're taking a zero tolerance stance on drunk drivers and boaters during the Fourth of July. Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety will tour the state Monday to remind Georgians that police will be on high alert for drunk drivers and boat operators this week.
Law enforcement agencies in Georgia are joining a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the national celebration is one of the most dangerous holidays on Georgia roads.
There's mixed reaction in Georgia to a proposal from a federal agency's call for states to lower their blood-alcohol limits from drivers. The National Transportation and Safety Board made waves with its call for a 0.05 limit, down from the 0.08 that has become standard.
State officials are reminding football fans to be responsible about drinking as the Atlanta Falcons compete in the NFL playoffs Sunday. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging people to designate a sober driver if they plan to tailgate or cheer the team on at a bar.
The Governor's Officer of Highway Safety announced data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed the state experienced 22 fewer alcohol-impaired driving deaths between 2010 and 2011 -- below the national average and below southeastern states.