DUIs top list of Operation Thunder weekend offenses

Operation Thunder tickets 74
Cameron Thomas, of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, works with other officers at a road check on Mike Padgett Highway for Operation Thunder, a 90-day state crackdown on traffic violations. Hundreds of citations have been issued.


Driving under the influence topped the list of offenses from last weekend’s Operation Thunder traffic stops.

Police cited 74 drivers with driving under the influence from Thursday to Saturday, according to information released by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

There were 50 seat-belt cases, 64 child-restraint cases, 12 uninsured motorists, six open containers, 67 suspended or revoked licenses, 17 suspended registration or no tag, four equipment violations, 13 excessive-tint cases and 100 other violations. Police also issued four warrants and had 17 misdemeanor and six felony drug arrests.

Stops were conducted at Brown Road at Old Waynesboro Road; Sand Bar Ferry at Laney-Walker Boulevard; Ri­ver Watch Parkway at Alexander Drive;
Deans Bridge Road at Georgia High­way 88; the 3700 block of Walton Way Ex­ten­sion; the 2300 block of Wash­ington Road; the 2300 block of Tobacco Road; and River Watch Park­way at River Shoals.
The crackdown on driving offenses is part of a three-month operation conducted through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The operation began Feb. 14.



Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44

Rants and raves

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:41

Shutdown would hit Augusta hard