23rd Annual Hands Across the Border CampaignMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 26 2014 12:27 PM
During the 23rd annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia, Florida, Alabama North and South Carolina law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines to conduct road checks. In the past, the campaign has had a history of catching not only drunk drivers, but drug offenders, fugitives, drivers with outstanding warrants, unlicensed and uninsured drivers and those transporting improperly restrained child passengers.
For six days leading up to Labor Day weekend, police, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers throughout these states will rendezvous in communities near the state line to set up checkpoints and catch impaired drivers. They will also gather with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety at state welcome centers for media interviews and the traditional handshake to signify their partnership in this year’s campaign.