Field Sobriety “Safety Check” at Georgia Weigh Station Nets 3 DUIs, 11 Placed Out of Service
Monroe County, GA – Multiple truck drivers were arrested this week at a weigh station on Interstate 75 during an unannounced field sobriety enforcement operation conducted by Georgia Department of Public Safety (GaDPS) officials.
Members of Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Region 6 and Troop D conducted a “safety check” at the north and southbound weigh stations on I-75 in Monroe County on Thursday evening.
According to GaDPS, the enforcement effort resulted in two drug related DUI’s, one alcohol DUI, one obstructing arrest, and 11 drivers placed out of service (OOS).
Additionally, five CMV’s were also placed OOS.
Georgia State Troopers, Johns Creek Police Department, and Newton County, GA Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the operation.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse reported more than 56,000 violations from commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers last year.
A December 2020 Clearinghouse report indicated that during the first year of the program more than 4.2 million queries were conducted resulting in 56,150 violations from 51,998 drivers.
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