Routine license checks are often conducted by law enforcement. In addition to determining possession or validity of licenses, officers also may check for driver impairment, vehicle fitness or drugs. Georgia residents may find themselves facing drug charges or other violations after being stopped at a license check. Several individuals are now under investigation after a recent operation in the state.
Law enforcement officials from the Georgia State Patrol, a local county sheriff's office and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision worked jointly to conduct a license check on Interstate 75. Drivers were notified about the license check via message boards on the interstate. The checks were conducted for several hours on Jan. 13 for each vehicle that took Exit 13 off I-75.