With the approach of the Labor Day Holiday, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) participated in the annual Hands Across the Border campaign in an effort to combat impaired driving. FHP teamed-up with Florida, Georgia, and Alabama law enforcement agencies to conduct roadside sobriety checkpoints. During the week leading up to Labor Day weekend, troopers, police, and sheriff's deputies from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama converged in areas near the state line to set up sobriety checkpoints and catch impaired motorists entering and leaving Florida.
The event was signified by the iconic handshake of the different law enforcement agencies' command staff reaffirming their commitment to this campaign. FHP met with fellow law enforcement agencies at Florida Welcome Centers along U.S. Highway 231, Interstate 75, and Interstate 95 to kick-off this campaign.