Two police cars involved in Operation Thunder wreck

Two police cars involved in Operation Thunder crashed on Interstate 20 westbound near Jimmie Dyess Parkway, backing up traffic on the interstate Friday night.

About 7:35 p.m., vehicles belonging to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office wrecked, according to a news release.

A Richmond County deputy, whose name was not released, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Operation Thunder is a 90-day crackdown on DUI, safety belt and speeding violations. The operation began in Richmond County on Feb. 14.

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