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Georgia joins other states in DUI campaign

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Six different states, including Georgia, launched the "Hands Across the Border" campaign today, marking the 23rd year, CBS Atlanta reports.

State trooper, deputies, and police officers have set up check points near each state's border in an attempt to catch people who are driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, they'll be looking out for anyone who is driving on a suspended license or without a license, drivers with outstanding warrants, uninsured drivers, fugitives, and drug offenders.

According to the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), with Labor Day right around the corner, more drivers are out on the road, and many see the holiday as the end of the summer. The campaign was created to keep the roads as safe as possible during these times.

“So many people see Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer and want to hit the road before fall rolls around. Because so many people are going to be traveling leading up to Labor Day weekend, we want to make sure that drunk drivers don’t turn someone’s summer of fun into of summer of tragedy," said GOHS director, Harris Blackwood.

Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are also participating in the campaign, which will run the six days prior to Labor Day. Authorities state that the legal blood alcohol limit in all 50 states is .08.

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