Fayette cops to crack down on DUI for Halloween

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Those who choose to drink and drive in Peachtree City this weekend might be in for a scary situation themselves.

There will be more than 30 police officers from the city and their brethren at the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office participating in the crackdown, officials said.

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark said some of the road check locations will be on high-volume corridors.

“We know from experience that sobriety checkpoints are an effective way to maximize our DUI deterrent efforts,” Clark said.

Added Sgt. Brad Williams: “These checkpoints are set up in locations that typically have a high concentration of DUI offenses.”

In addition to citations and complimentary trips to jail for DUI offenders, police will also be handing out goodie bags at each checkpoint that are loaded with educational material, coupons and candy for children.

According to statistics, more than half of all crashes on Halloween are alcohol-related, officials said.

For more information, contact any member of the department’s Community Response Team at 770-487-8866 or email traffic@peachtree-city.org.

Traffic related concerns, questions or complaints may also be communicated online by visiting www.peachtree-city.org/traffic.