It's never too early to talk to your child about drunk driving.
In part one of our special report, "Driven to Drink," we introduced you to Ron, who pretended to be drunk. He was stopped by a couple of good Samaritans who had good intentions. However, Trooper Earl Prince with the Georgia State Patrol says that may not be the best way to go about the situation.
Instead, you can call *GSP (*477) and be connected to your local Georgia State Patrol post. Give them as much information as you can about the car and the impaired driver. Then, he said, if you can, stay with the vehicle because they will dispatch an officer and it's easier to locate that driver if they know exactly where to go.
Lt. Terron Hayes with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office says that alcohol is getting more popular with the younger generation. In fact, 76% of elementary school students here in Dougherty County have experimented with alcohol.
Lt. Hayes says there's only so much support they can give children out in the community, but it's really up to the parents to talk with their children and make sure they understand just how alcohol can impair their judgment and actions.
For more information, you can visit the the website of the Georgia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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