GA Pushes St. Patrick's Day Safety

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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Governor's Office of Highway Safety and other agencies are partnering to remind drivers to stay safe during St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Officials are reminding Georgians to designate a sober driver while celebrating St. Patrick's Day -- which falls on Monday, March 17.

Drivers are encouraged to use the department's Drive Sober Georgia smartphone app to get a taxi or to make plans with a sober driver ahead of time.

State officials are planning to discuss details of the initiative to keep drivers safe at Meehan's Public House at Atlantic Station Friday at 10 a.m.

Governor's Office of Highway Safety officials say about 9,300 alcohol-related crashes were reported in Georgia last year, which was a 3 percent increase over 2012.

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