Georgia State Patrol Reports One Death in June
COWETA COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at times-herald.com, the Georgia State Patrol has reported that one fatal car accident occurred in Coweta County in June.*
The Georgia State Patrol indicates that there was one fatal accident that occurred in Coweta County in June.
Georgia State Patrol officers from Post 24 in Newnan, Georgia covers Coweta, Fayette and Heard counties. They have been responsible for investigating 44 accidents in June. Traffic accidents caused 20 injuries and one death, per a sergeant of the Georgia State Patrol.
In June, officers from Post 24 made 576 traffic stops and issued 434 citations, which included five arrests for driving under the influence. They stopped 93 individuals for driving over the speed limit and 38 seatbelt violations. There was one child restraint violation.
There were 35 citations that were issued and 80 citations involving distracted driving. There were also 593 traffic warnings that were issued for a variety of driving infractions.
Troopers assigned to Post 24 Newnan issued 35 citations and 80 warnings for distracted driving. Troopers issued 593 additional warnings for various driving infractions.
The Georgia State patrol encourages drivers to pay attention and alert of their surroundings and to avoid distractions, especially by mobile devices. 22% of all accidents and 16% of all deadly accidents were caused by a form of distraction that occurred within three seconds of the accident.
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