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Officials issue warning to drivers ahead of St. Patrick's Day weekend

Officials are warning drivers that they will be looking for impaired drivers over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. (Source: WALB) Officials are warning drivers that they will be looking for impaired drivers over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. (Source: WALB)
GOHS is partnering with TEAM Georgia in warning that any driver who is over the legal alcohol limit will be arrested. (Source: WALB) GOHS is partnering with TEAM Georgia in warning that any driver who is over the legal alcohol limit will be arrested. (Source: WALB)
SFC John Cronin with Georgia State Patrol (Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety) SFC John Cronin with Georgia State Patrol (Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety)
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State agencies are warning drivers about the dangers and legal trouble they could get into for drinking and driving during Saint Patrick's Day weekend.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is stepping up patrols this weekend for impaired drivers.

GOHS is partnering with TEAM Georgia in warning that any driver who is over the legal alcohol limit will be arrested.

"If you are impaired you are going to jail. There is no excuse. This is your warning. There is millions of dollars spent by the government to let you know ahead of time not don't drink and drive. There is no reason for you to get behind the wheel and drive drunk," said SFC John Cronin with Georgia State Patrol.

Officials said St. Patrick's Day is a dangerous holiday due to the number of drunk drivers on the road, and you need to pick a designated driver before you begin your celebrations.

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