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100 law enforcement officials working road checkpoints in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

One hundred law enforcement officials went car to car searching for drunk drivers, drivers with outstanding warrants, uninsured and unlicensed drivers and seatbelt infractions at checkpoints Thursday night.

The massive crackdown in Richmond County was a part of the Hands Across the Border campaign.

Richmond County deputies worked alongside law enforcement officials from five other states to find impaired drivers.

Deputies say the extra checkpoints coincide with the approaching holiday weekend.

They say their goal is to protect drivers who are traveling during Labor Day weekend from people who aren't driving responsibly.

The legal Blood Alcohol Content limit is .08 and officials say if you're over the limit there will be consequences.

"This increased police presence for the holiday will remind everyone that Georgia has a zero tolerance policy for drunk driving. You won't get a warning. You will be arrested and you will go to jail," said Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Hands Across the Border patrols will continue through Friday, August 30th.

Drivers will continue to see extra road checks and patrols in the CSRA through Monday, September 2nd. 

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