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 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  South Georgia law enforcement plans to crack down on speeders and impaired drivers all night.

Officers from several counties met for training in Valdosta before they headed out on the roads to track down violators.

"Strength are in numbers and the more agencies we can have here represented, the more we can serve the public," said GSP Senior Trooper Oscar Fernandez.

That's why sheriffs deputies, police officers, and state troopers from 16 networks in South Georgia met at Lowndes County High School for food and training from the Governors Office of Highway Safety.

In the future the conference plans to bring in special helicopters to demonstrate creating a safe landing zone during emergencies.

In the meantime, a concentrated effort of officers from 12 south Georgia counties are participating in D.U.I enforcement.

"We use them as screeners and if they catch someone who's been drinking they can direct them to someone who works for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department or the Georgia State Patrol so we can take further action," Trooper Fernandez said.

"If we can deter someone from getting in the car and drinking and driving then we've accomplished our purpose," said Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Pine.

The stronger they are in numbers the more than can serve their purpose and save lives on the road. Sheriff's deputies, officers, and state troopers will be out patrolling the roads all night until 4:00 Sunday morning.

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