Forsyth County beefing up DUI enforcement

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials will be watching for holiday imbibers, as they’ve increased DUI patrols through December. A sheriff’s spokesman said they’re teaming up with Alpharetta’s public safety department for the campaign but wouldn’t say what parts of the county might be targeted most.

Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman issued what he called a “stern warning” on the issue. Despite that, seven more DUI arrests were made the weekend of Dec. 1-3. One of those hauled in had a blood alcohol level of .34, more than three times over the legal limit. Spokesman Doug Rainwater said seven more arrests were made overnight Dec. 7-8.

Earlier this month, a Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy was hurt when his patrol car was hit on Ga. 400 by a suspected drunken driver. The same night an Alpharetta officer was rear-ended in another suspected DUI case.