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Authorities From 6 States Partner To Combat Impaired Driving

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Aug 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:31:29-04

ATLANTA (AP) -- Law enforcement officials in six states have launched their 24th annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence.

The five-day campaign has been set to kick off Monday, involving law enforcements agencies in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. Authorities said the campaign has had a history of catching drunk drivers.

Police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers will be setting up checkpoints near their state borders. They will be on the lookout for drug offenders, fugitives, drivers with outstanding warrants and those driving without a license.

Authorities noted the legal blood alcohol limit in every state has been .08.

The "Hands Across the Border" campaign has run concurrent with the nationwide Labor Day impaired driving mobilization, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." 

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