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PTC on lookout for DUI offenders

Peachtree City police will be on high alert this weekend for Halloween partiers who have had too much to drink or are otherwise too impaired to drive.

Police are also encouraging all motorists to drive slow on Halloween night Wednesday in particular and to otherwise be on the lookout for goblins and ghouls: and all of the other appropriately costumed children celebrating Halloween as they trick or treat in local neighborhoods.

As for impaired drivers, several checkpoints will be operated in the city this weekend to locate drunk and high drivers, as Peachtree City officers will be joined by their cohorts from the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Police remind motorists that driving while impaired not only risks the lives of others and anyone riding in your vehicle, but it also has severe legal consequences including jail time, loss of your driver’s license, higher insurance rates and other costs from attorney’s fees to court costs, towing charges and repairs not to mention the time you’ll miss from work.

It is also noted that refusing to take a breath test can result in the immediate loss of one’s driver’s license on the spot.

To avoid impaired driving, motorists are urged to plan a safe ride home by designating a sober driver or taking a taxi home.

Anyone who sees a drunk driver on the road is urged to contact law enforcement by dialing 911.

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