“The fact is when you drive drunk, you put more than lives at risk,” Blackwood said. “You will be looking at jail time, the loss of your license, higher insurance rates and potentially dozens of other consequences that add up to expenses up to $10,000. Would you rather pay for a taxi home or a DUI?”
Drivers are encouraged to download the "Drive Sober" smartphone app, which helps would be drunken drivers develop a plan for getting home safely after a night of fun. The app provides a list of sober driving programs in Georgia.
“So have fun celebrating, but know that Georgia is a zero tolerance state” Blackwood said. “You either drive sober or you’ll get pulled over.”