"Hands Across the Border" Campaign

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Alabama, Georgia, and Florida law enforcement agents are encouraging safe driving this holiday weekend through the 19th Annual "Hands across the Border" campaign.
Officials are taking a "no tolerance" approach and will arrest anyone caught drunk driving and speeding.
The Alabama Department of Economic Affairs gave area law enforcement officials overtime grants to put more officers on the road.
Last year Houston County saw a spike in fatalities.
"This year we've had only 3 fatalities and I hope it's the last of the three. Most of these crashes could have been prevented,” says Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes.
Sheriff Hughes insists the campaign is not to write more tickets for extra revenue.
He says Houston County only receives $8 of a $160 ticket.

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