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Thomasville Police Warn Travelers to Drive Sober

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 17:57:21-05

THOMASVILLE, GA (WTXL) -- A statewide driving campaign kicked off in Georgia Wednesday, telling motorists to "drive sober or get pulled over."

From now until January 1, law enforcement agencies across the state will be looking for and arresting impaired drivers.

According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, there were 14 traffic deaths last year from December 24 to 28.

TPD Major Eric Hampton says it's important to celebrate the holiday season responsibly.

"We've had accidents with death due to the fact that someone was drinking and driving and got behind the wheel and was operating a vehicle," Hampton said. "That's what we don't want here in Thomasville. We don't want that anywhere."

In Georgia, a sober ride is always within reach. You can download the free "Drive Sober Georgia" smartphone app that lists paid and free sober driving programs in the state.