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GA state troopers patrolling for drunk drivers

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State Troopers have announced they'll be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers through the end of the holiday season.

Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Col. Mark McDonough says authorities will be aggressively patrolling for impaired drivers, unrestrained passengers and drivers exceeding posted speed limits.

Authorities say they investigated 289 accidents that left 182 people injured during last year's Christmas travel period. Officials say they investigated 296 accidents that left 172 people injured during last year's New Year's travel period.

State patrol officials say this year's Christmas travel period officially began at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 and ends the night of Dec. 25.

The New Year's holiday travel period begins Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and ends the night of Jan. 1.

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