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As holiday continues, Sheriff says zero tolerance for drunk driving


Pickens County Sheriff Donnie Craig at a recent presentation.

Submitted by Sheriff office

     As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day, Sheriff Donnie Craig would like to remind everyone to stay safe. Throughout this holiday week, the Pickens Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring the traffic throughout the county and looking for unsafe drivers.

     Craig stated, “Everyone has to remember that their bodies become dehydrated in these extreme temperatures and smaller amounts of alcohol can have a stronger impact.” With temperatures in the 90s throughout this week, everyone needs to be aware that even the smallest amount of alcohol can cause them to become intoxicated quicker than usual.

     Sheriff Craig continued to say, “Our office will have zero tolerance to anyone driving under the influence throughout this week.” The job of law enforcement is to protect the citizens of our community and this will include arresting those that place others at risk.

     In addition to not drinking and driving, everyone should remain safe during all outdoor activities. Remember that the ground conditions are very dry and all precautions should be taken to prevent the possibility of starting a wildfire.

     The men and women of the Pickens Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

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