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Patrol cracks down on drunk drivers

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Police patrols from Alabama and Georgia are coming together to stop drunk drivers in their tracks.

Authorities were briefed Sunday and they have been on the streets since 8 o'clock. They will be all around Phenix City and Columbus setting up DUI checkpoints.

Captain Curtis Lockette with the Muscogee County Marshals told News Leader Nine, "This is really a part of Operation Zero Tolerance through the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. This is how we join with all the states that border the state of Georgia. And what we do is we do roadside checks on both sides of the border to make sure we  get the DUI drivers off the roadway and make it safer for the roadways on both sides."

Operation Zero Tolerance and Alabama's campaign Over The Limit, Under Arrest, will run throughout the Labor Day weekend.

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