CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia say they will be stepping up traffic enforcement over the long weekend for Labor Day.
The Georgia State Patrol is urging motorists be cautious when heading out for what's traditionally considered the last weekend of summer.
Officials with the Cherokee Sheriff's office told the Cherokee Tribune that they will be sending out extra officers to look for drunk drivers. Traffic crashes over the Labor Day period last year killed nine people.
Besides the interstates, state police will be patrolling secondary roads. Col. Mark McDonough, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the majority of holiday fatalities occur on state routes, county roads and city streets.
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