Holiday tallies injuries, arrests for driving, boating

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:26 AM
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Seven people were treated for fireworks-related injuries at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center during the weekend.

Beth Frits, spokeswoman for the burn center at Doctors Hospital, said six people came in for treatment Sunday and one Monday. Ms. Frits said this is typical because many people initially try to treat the burns themselves.

“They tend to a lot of times treat it at home,” Ms. Frits said. “Then a few days later, they call a physician.”

Elsewhere, deputies arrested nine people on charges of driving under the influence over the holiday weekend.

Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Gay said they also made cases against 24 people for speeding, 28 for seat-belt violations, seven for driving without proper insurance and 15 for other violations on the highways.

On the water, there were seven charges of boating under the influence made in the Augusta area, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman. There were 31 such cases made statewide.

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 07/07/09 - 07:26 am
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Idiots

Idiots

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 07/07/09 - 10:51 am
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From what I saw on the roads,

From what I saw on the roads, the few minutes I was driving this weekend, I'm glad I didn't have much driving to do. I'm sure if the police could have been everywhere there would have been a lot more opportunities to write tickets. There were a lot of violations going on. I suppose we may have had more inexperienced and/or impaired drivers on the road. Good time to stay off the roads if you don't have to drive.

workingmom
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workingmom 07/07/09 - 11:02 am
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I wonder how these numbers

I wonder how these numbers compare to non-holiday weekends.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 07/08/09 - 02:19 pm
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Good question, workingmom,

Good question, workingmom, that would be a good expansion of the topic.

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