Georgia Continues Crackdown on Truckers as Blitz Nets More Than 150 Citations and 1 DUI
Chatham County, GA – A recent enforcement crackdown on truckers 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 three-day enforcement blitz last week along Interstate 16.
GaDPS said “the primary focus was to stop CMV drivers that were distracted.”
In an announcement last month, GaDPS indicated it would be stepping up enforcement on I-16 in response to an “increased number of commercial vehicle crashes.”
MCCD officials inspected a total of 253 CMVs during last week’s enforcement effort.
GaDPS reported 87 citations were issued for Cell Phone Usage, 35 for Following Too Closely, and 20 speeding violations.
In addition, one driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Drugs.
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Last month, MCCD Region 7 officials conducted a similar enforcement blitz along I-16.
Click HERE to see the results.