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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress is urging people to stay alert this New Year's Holiday and be on the lookout for drunk drivers.

"If you see somebody staggering, having a hard time standing up, and they're walking towards a car, if you know those people- stop them. Don't let them get in the vehicle," said Childress. "If you don't know them, immediately pick up the phone and call 911."

People should also be on the lookout while they are on the roads.

"The second thing to look for is the same thing law enforcement looks for when we're out patrolling, and that's weaving on the roadways," noted Childress.

He added that many people don't understand the law, and that's why so many people continue to drink and drive.

"Just because you may think that you're okay to drive, [and] you've only had three or four beers, doesn't mean you're legal to drive," reminded Childress.

Valdosta Police will be significantly increasing their patrols through the New Year's holiday in order to crack down on drunk drivers.

 

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