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Media Advisory: Hands Across The Border Events

Fri, 08/23/2019

--MEDIA ADVISORY--

South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) announces the following event:

WHO: SCDPS and state and local law enforcement from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia

WHAT: SCDPS and member agencies of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network will participate in the annual multi-state Hands Across the Border highway safety awareness events. Hands Across the Border will be the wrap up of the Sober or Slammer! Campaign, which began August 16 and will culminate Monday, September 2. South Carolina law enforcement officers will join state and local agencies from North Carolina and Georgia in an impaired driving enforcement initiative that is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Hands Across The Border offers various news coverage and photo opportunities.

WHEN/WHERE: The 2019 Hands Across the Border schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 (South Carolina and Georgia)

    6:00 P.M.        Meeting in Georgia
                            Savannah Civic Center
                            301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
                            Savannah, GA
     
    8:30 P.M.        Press Event/Safety Checkpoint
                            US-17 (Talmadge Bridge) at Georgia state line
                            (Jasper County)
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6:00 P.M.        Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina
                            Northeastern Technical College Auditorium
                            1201 Chesterfield Hwy.
                            Cheraw, SC
     
    8:00 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            US-52 at North Carolina state line
                            (Chesterfield County)
     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2019 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6:00 P.M.        Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina
                            Golden Corral Restaurant
                            1492 W.O. Ezell Blvd (US-29)
                            Spartanburg, SC
     
    8:00 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            SC-18 at North Carolina state line
                            (Cherokee County)
     
    8:00 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            US-221 at North Carolina state line
                            (Cherokee County)
     
    8:00 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            SC-14 (Landrum Rd.) at North Carolina state line
                            (Spartanburg County)
     
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6:00 P.M.        Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina
                            Holiday Inn
                            503 Galleria Blvd.
                            Rock Hill, SC
     
    8:00 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            SC-51 at North Carolina state line
                            (York County)
     
  • Friday, August 30, 2019 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6:00 P.M.        Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina
                            Mama’s Restaurant
                            210 SC-90 East
                            Little River, SC
     
    8:30 P.M.        Safety Checkpoint
                            US-27 at North Carolina state line
                            (Horry County)

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.