The Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol is gearing up once again for another busy holiday travel period over this New Year’s weekend. The New Year holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and end Monday, January 2, covering a span of 78 hours similar to the Christmas period. Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 11 traffic deaths. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 372 traffic crashes that resulted in 175 injuries. Troopers also investigated 8 fatal crashes, including one in Coweta County. Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period also included Henry County. In addition to crash investigations, State Troopers arrested 183 people for driving under the influence. During the New Year’s holiday travel periods Georgia State Troopers will also be teaming up with law enforcement officials from across the state for “Operation Zero Tolerance”, a high visibility enforcement campaign, which targets impaired drivers. “Enjoy the holidays, but if you drive impaired, you will go to jail,” said the commissioner. During last year’s New Year’s period, 329 arrests were made for driving under the influence. “If you know that you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, plan ahead to have a designated driver,” he added.