Warner Robins Police implements Operation Safe Streets

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Warner Robins Police Department will be out in full force Friday night, as part of Operation Safe Streets.

Safe Streets is being implemented in accordance with Georgia’s Zero Tolerance campaign, which is designed to keep impaired drivers off the road and the highways safe for holiday travelers.

“Unfortunately, it’s usually the innocent person that gets hurt,” said Assistant Police Chief John Wagner. “We just want to make sure everyone is being safe out on the roadway.”

The WRPD will be manning checkpoints throughout the city and will not only be looking for impaired drivers, but for other violations such as not wearing a seat belt, whether children are being restrained in vehicles properly, and broken tail lights.

“Driving is not a right,” Chief Wagner continued. “It’s a privilege in the state of Georgia, so you have to abide by these rules. Drinking and driving is not tolerated.”

As of June 2015, there were 662 traffic fatalities in Georgia. That’s 114 more deaths from the same time period last year.

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