Traffic Citations, Arrests for Drugs, and Driving While Intoxicated Occur after Road Safety Checks in Blythe, Georgia
BLYTHE, GA – According to an online news report at wrdw.com, road safety checks conducted by police resulted in about 24 citations, drug arrests and DUIs.*
Per the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the safety checks were conducted in order to save lives and take dangerous drivers off of the road. The four hour check by the GOHS resulted in the following:
- Ten people arrested for driving under the influence
- Five people arrested for drug related violations, which included one felony drug arrest for the possession of heroin, marijuana, and oxycodone.
- Five citations for violations associated with child seats.
- Five arrests for those driving with a license that is suspended.
The safety check was performed in Blythe, which is located in Richmond County, Georgia. As of 2019, authorities note that Richmond County has already seen three thousand five hundred traffic accidents, eight of which resulted in fatalities. To lessen the amount of accidents, the GOHS are available to conduct road checks across the State of Georgia. The most recent safety check, the results of which are provided above, was conducted on Friday, April 26, 2019 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The above brings to mind the steps drivers can take if they are hit by a drunk driver. These are as follows:
- Call 911 immediately. This way, police can file a report that preserves the evidence related to your accident. It also ensures that the drunk driver is brought to justice. Failing to call the police may result in the drunk driver getting behind the wheel again while intoxicated. It also affects your ability to fight for damages due to the accident.
- Cooperate with police. Do not exaggerate the details of the accident. Provide accurate details of what happened.
- Do not refuse emergency treatment, even if you think you are not injured. Your adrenaline runs high after an accident and involves a flood of emotions. Have emergency personnel assess you to determine whether you have sustained injures and require further treatment.
- Collect crucial information, including the other driver’s license plate number, license number, make and model of their vehicle, witness accounts and contact information, and photographs of the scene of the accident.
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