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Operation Zero Tolerance cracks down on DUI offenders

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The annual DUI enforcement campaign in Georgia will begin in less than 24 hours.

Operation Zero tolerance starts Friday which means you could see more patrols on the roads.

Operation Zero Tolerance is an effort between law enforcement agencies to concentrate on all impaired drivers of drugs and alcohol.

Agencies like the Georgia State Patrol Post 40 here in Albany say that if you're caught driving under any type of influence, it will not be tolerated and you'll go directly to jail.

The weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's is one of the most dangerous times of the year simply because of more people on the roads driving under the influence.

“We really would like to focus on keeping people safe and keeping others safe that way if we get the impaired drivers off the road before they cause harm to themselves or others we have done a great justice to the community,” said Shawn Urquhart, Post Commander.

Georgia State Patrol says the numbers of fatalities have doubled in Albany since last year by 80 percent.

Some of those fatalities were caused by DUIs.

Authorities say if you're going to drink, stay off the roads or have a designated driver.

Operation Zero Tolerance will end January 1st.

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