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Ga. to target drunk driving over Fourth of July

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ATLANTA (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in Georgia are joining a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the national celebration is 1 of the most dangerous holidays on Georgia roads. In the past two years, the state has averaged 88 alcohol-impaired crashes during the period from July 3-5.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are partnering to launch their annual Operation Zero Tolerance campaign.

As of Thursday, the state had seen 520 traffic fatalities this year. That's up 4% from 499 last year on June 20.

This year's Operation Zero Tolerance campaign starts Friday and runs through July 7.

Online:

www.gahighwaysafety.org

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