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Shades Of Operation Rolling Thunder For Holiday Weekend

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Richmond County deputies are out in force this weekend to stop drunk drivers in sort of an Operation Thunder redux.

Deputies say, at least three sobriety checkpoints will be set up daily through Labor Day.

Brandi Bennett is a waitress downtown on Broad Street, and she says the checkpoints set up earlier this year during "Operation Rolling Thunder" were bad for business.

"That hurt us really bad. They've been cracking down a lot more on drinking and driving, which is a good thing. People shouldn't drink and drive. Even if they call a taxi, they don't want to come down here and drink too much like they usually do on First Fridays. It hurt a lot of businesses here," said  Bennett.

The checkpoints are part of the 22nd annual "Hands Across The Border" campaign, which is sponsored by the state of Georgia.

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