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South Georgia FADD distributes breathalyzers to drivers

The chapter would like to distribute 500 breathalyzers to area drivers. (Source:WALB) The chapter would like to distribute 500 breathalyzers to area drivers. (Source:WALB)
In Georgia, the law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle with BAC of .08% or more. (Source:WALB) In Georgia, the law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle with BAC of .08% or more. (Source:WALB)
Mark Stephenson, Director of the South Georgia FADD (Source:WALB) Mark Stephenson, Director of the South Georgia FADD (Source:WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The holidays bring a lot of parties and celebrations, but it could also bring a lot of devastation if you have too much to drink.

South Georgia’s Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD) is making sure the roads stay safe this holiday season.

Mark Stephenson the director of South Georgia’s FADD told WALB News 10 that he doesn’t want to keep people from drinking this holiday season but he wants to make sure drivers play it safe.

“We have a breathalyzer program going on right now,” Stephenson said.

The group is asking for donations from area businesses to purchase the tools that they then distribute to drivers throughout South Georgia.

“For every $10 that a business donates, we can give [a breathalyzer] away,” Stephenson said.

So far the group has passed out around 100 breathalyzers, but they hope to eventually give out 500 of them to area drivers.

In Georgia, the law prohibits people from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher.

“You know they can just double check themselves. If they are over the limit then they need to find another ride home,” Stephenson.

According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the State of Georgia has seen over 270 deaths this year that involved accidents and alcohol.

If you’d like a free breathalyzer or would like to donate to the program, call Stephenson at 229-798-0083.

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