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New video helps train Ga. law officers

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - When drunk drivers are arrested, it can sometimes take up to two years before they stand trial.  And often, they continue to drink and drive in the interim.

A video is being made to train Georgia law officers on keeping them off the roads.

Dougherty County Police Officers are helping with the video being produced by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Lt. Thomas Jackson plays the part of a driver arrested for DUI.  The video then follows him through booking and then his eventual release.

Officers want to learn how to use license suspension hearings to keep repeat DUI offenders off the road.

"This is a training video where we get law enforcement informed about how to correctly and appropriately use the administrative license process, is what we are hoping to accomplish," said G.O.H.S Deputy Director Spencer Moore.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says almost one third of fatalities on Georgia roadways involves impaired drivers.

The training video is scheduled to go into use in the spring.

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