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6 states join together for “Hands Across the Border”

Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 24th annual “Hands Across the Border” campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence.

The five-day campaign kicks off on Monday, involving law enforcement agencies in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. Authorities say the campaign has had a history of catching drunk drivers. Police, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers will be setting up checkpoints near their state borders. They will be on the lookout for drug offenders, fugitives, drivers with outstanding warrants and those driving without a license. Authorities note the legal blood alcohol limit in every state is .08. The “Hands Across the Border” campaign runs concurrent with the nationwide Labor Day impaired driving mobilization, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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