Byron Police Department

Byron, Georgia

DUI Crackdown

How often have you seen someone driving down the road that you were pretty sure was drunk, or at least driving dangerously?  Haven't you said to yourself, "I wish a police officer was here to see this and pull this guy over!"

Now, you can be the one on the spot.  Now, as you travel Byron’s streets and Georgia’s highways, you can do something to help get drunk drivers off the road.

The Byron Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Traffic Safety, Georgia State Patrol, and other local law enforcement agencies wants everyone to drive safely and responsibly.  Always designate a sober driver, and if you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

The public can use the emergency number to report and help identify drunk drivers before it is too late.

How to Report a Drunk Driver

Call 911 and tell them you wish to report a drunk driver.

Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling.

Give a complete description of the vehicle, such as make, model, color and license plate.

Describe the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.

How to Spot a Drunk Driver

The following signs can help you detect an impaired driver on the road:

Turning with a wide radius

Straddling the center of the road or lane marker

Appearing to be drunk (i.e., eye fixation, face close to windshield, drinking in the vehicle)

Almost striking an object or another vehicle

Weaving or zigzagging across the road

Driving on surfaces other than a designated roadway

Swerving or abruptly turning away from a generally straight course

Turning abruptly or illegally

Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit

Stopping without cause in a traffic lane

Stopping inappropriately

Following others too closely

Drifting or moving in a straight line

Erratic braking

Driving into opposing or crossing traffic

Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions

Slow response to traffic signals, including sudden stops and delayed starts

Driving with headlights off


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