Around the Region: Cop Cab, Cake Boss and Cemetery Vandalism

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Cop Cab Combats Drinking and Driving – Marietta Patch

The Marietta Police Department has launched a new campaign called “Cop Cab” to curb drinking and driving. The Cop Cab campaign visually combines the efforts of DUI education and the inevitable end result of DUI enforcement.

The vehicle spells out the cost of drinking and driving versus that of taking a taxi on its hood. On average, a DUI arrest not involving an accident can cost upwards of $7,600. The average taxi fare is around $20.

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'Cake Boss' to Visit Woodstock – Woodstock Patch

Buddy Valastro, a.k.a. “The Cake Boss,” will be in Cherokee County on Dec. 11 at noon at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock. 

The beloved star is not only a master baker, he's also a great cook and star of the hit show "Kitchen Boss."

Buddy Valastro and his family business, Carlo's Bake Shop, have become a worldwide phenomenon due to the popularity of TLC's Cake BossKitchen Boss and Next Great Baker.


Police Investigate Cemetery Vandalism – Decatur Patch

Decatur police are trying to find out who spray painted racial and anti-Semitic slurs and obscenities on the gazebo, roadway and a wall at Decatur's City Cemetery.

The vandalism was discovered Saturday morning by a cemetery worker preparing for a service, said Joy Knight of the cemetery office. It included drawings of a devil face, sex organs, references to Satan and racial and anti-Semitic slurs, the police report stated.

Decatur Patch has more on this story.

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