Operation Zero Tolerance starts Friday Submitted by the Dalton Police Department Operation Zero Tolerance, a nationwide mobilization of law enforcement agencies to combat drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, will run from June 19 through July 5 with the Dalton Police Department fully participating. The Traffic Enforcement Unit, Situational Response Unit and Patrol Division will focus their efforts in fighting drunk driving. Concentrated patrols and random road checks will be held throughout the city at strategic locations in an effort to crack down on motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. One out of five traffic-related fatalities in Georgia are alcohol-related. Drivers with blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams or higher are 11 times more likely to die in a crash than if involved in that same crash while they are sober. The Dalton Police Department would like to remind motorists that if they plan to party, plan for a designated driver or store taxi cab phone numbers in a cell phone ó please donít become a statistic! Motorists are reminded that drunk driving is not the only killer on roadways. Motorists should watch their speed and obey Georgiaís safety belt laws to help prevent injuries and fatalities.