Law enforcement officers were out in full force on New Year’s Eve, all with the same goal: Prevent unsafe motorists from injuring or, worse, ending the lives of other drivers on the road. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted safety checkpoints the night of the holiday. It was their goal to make sure that everyone
Anyone who has watched “The Bachelor” knows that they can expect some exciting back stories from the contestants. They also know that the first night of the show will be one of the best. The show, now in its 20th season, is undoubtedly one of the most popular on television. But just where do those
One of the biggest holidays of the year occurred last week and police were out in full force. Law enforcement had warned party goers that police would be easy to spot, and they certainly were. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, New Year’s ran from 6 p.m. Thursday through twelve in the morning
When a judge orders a person not to drink alcohol, they better pay attention. Carla Elaine Bartholomew found this out when a judge had her arrested for drinking in her own home. After three convictions for drunk driving, Bartholomew was instructed to not consume any alcohol. It was, in fact, a condition of her probation.
It stands to reason that most people think that when a person is pulled over and charged with driving under the influence that they learn from their mistake. If that is what you believe, you may be mistaken. While some people do indeed learn from their first encounter with a DUI charge, many do not.
Drivers in Georgia are being told to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” According to law enforcement officials, the holiday season, including New Years, is a dangerous time to be on the roads. Officers from around the state will be actively searching for drunk drivers through the January 1 holiday. According to Police Chief Troy
The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) affiliate office in Georgia has been awarded a $126,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The group is happy to announce that the money will be used to help support the efforts of law enforcement in the state. The grant money will be used to support
A consul from Mexico was recently cited for traffic violations in Georgia. Among those violations was a charge for driving under the influence. Because the man has diplomatic immunity, officers were forced to let him go. According to reports, Ricardo Camara Sanchez was pulled over by police because of his erratic driving. The officer
Chris Duhon, former Duke point guard, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last Monday in Putnam County, West Virginia. According to reports, the 33-year-old was booked just after 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning and was later released after posting a $1,000 bond. The former college player is currently an assistant coach at
It is said that every hour in the United States, someone dies simply because they chose not to buckle their seat belt. That is why, in part, this holiday season, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) are reminding all drivers to buckle up. If you don’t, you stand
A St. Vrain Valley School District bus driver had charged levied against her last week. According to reports, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office filed several felony charges against Elizabeth Burris in connection with a bus crash. Last Monday, Burris was driving a bus carrying eight students. It was shortly after 4 p.m. when her
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in order to fight impaired driving in the county. The $145,500 grant will be utilized by the agency’s specially-designed traffic enforcement squad. H.E.A.T., as the squad is known by, stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive traffic. It works