Crackdown on Truckers Along I-16 Leads to Almost 100 Cell Phone Usage Citations and DUI

Chatham County, GA – A crackdown on truckers this week along a Georgia interstate led to more than 150 citations and one driving under the influence (DUI) arrest.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GaDPS), the State’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Region 7 conducted a “Stop the Threat Detail” from Laurens to Chatham County on Interstate 16.


GaDPS said the crackdown came in response to an “increased number of commercial vehicle crashes on I-16.”

Officers conducted a total of 303 vehicle inspections.

According to GaDPS, 98 drivers were cited for cell phone usage violations, 45 were cited for following too closely, and 23 were nabbed for speeding.


Two drivers were found to be in possession of illegal drugs.

One driver was arrested for DUI, GaDPS said.


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