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Georgia and Florida law enforcers join forces

August 29, 2007

Thomasville-- It's the 16th year of the Hands Across the Border highway safety awareness campaign. State troopers, police officers, and sheriff's deputies from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama work together to set up road checks and increase patrols for the week leading up to Labor Day.  

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young says, "We've been doing this for a number of years now and it really works out really well. Keeps us all coordinated together, lets us know we've got back up on either side of the border, when we need it."

Officers, deputies and troopers already conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the Georgia-Florida line on U.S. 319 Tuesday night, issuing around a hundred citations and even making some DUI arrests.  Events will continue throughout the week.




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