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.