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Richmond County logs 230 speeding citations over holiday

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:40 AM
Last updated Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:55 AM
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By the end of Memorial Day weekend, Richmond County deputies issued 230 speeding citations, arrested 26 and worked six traffic crashes.

The majority of the citations were issued Friday and Saturday, with each day totaling close to 70.

Nineteen people were arrested for driving under the influence, with the majority of the cases falling on Friday.

The weekend also saw the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign, an annual effort to raise awareness about seat belt use, which runs through June 3.

Deputies wrote 15 tickets in seatbelt-related cases over the Memorial Day holiday.

Meanwhile, authorities charged four people at Thurmond Lake with boating under the influence over the three-day weekend, but no drownings or serious boating accidents were reported, according to Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division.

Elsewhere in the state, however, there were two non-boat related drownings – one on Lake Allatoona and one on Lake Nottely – said Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Melissa Cummings.

Statewide totals for other types of incidents included 28 boating under the influence cases, 13 boating accidents and seven boating incident-related injuries, she said.

By comparison, the 2011 memorial Day Weekend yielded two drownings, 38 boating under the influence cases, 13 boating accidents, six injuries and one boating accident fatality.

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csraguy 06/03/12 - 01:11 pm

I only mentioned what I was responding to as inaccuracies as citizens’ rights at the traffic stop, not in court. That does not change the fact that everything I posted was 100% correct to the best of my knowledge – If I have something wrong, please let me know as I never wish to use, post or provide wrong information. You are correct, citizens do have other means of recourse of beating at ticket in court but that is not something any good LEO would ever post nor was it a part of the original discussion. As for my knowledge on Radar and Lidar, I passed at 100% on both of my most recent certifications but again, it has nothing to do with my post and isn't even needed to clarify the inaccuracies in the post I was referring to. And, if you are sincere and wish to discuss in person, you can easily obtain my email, phone or know where to meet to discuss further at any time. My posts are kept professional, not personal and that will not change.

Khan'tB4Real 06/03/12 - 03:48 pm
I beg to differ on that one.

I beg to differ on that one. Any GOOD Leo is not concerned with what the general public knows. They build valid cases without worry of anyone knowing a loophole, they are unconcerned whether their case goes to court nor if it is investigated by internal affairs. Only officers who have something to hide or worry about cares about what the public does & doesn't have privy to. That's the BIG difference.

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