Six Drivers Arrested For DUI, 11 Placed Out-of-Service During Surprise CMV ‘Safety Check’
Franklin County, GA – Another recent enforcement crackdown on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) along a Georgia interstate led to six driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and nearly a dozen drivers placed out-of-service (OOS).
According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GaDPS), the State’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) Region 2 conducted a “safety check” last week at the Interstate 85 Northbound Weigh Station.
Officials said the enforcement effort was focused on impaired CMV drivers.
The check resulted in six drivers placed under arrest for DUI of either drugs or alcohol with a total of 11 drivers placed out of service, GaDPS said.
Officials did not identify those who were arrested.
Commenters on social media sounded off in response to the news.
Dan Iverson said, “That’s freaking scary as hell!”
“Look what the trucking industry has came down to… half dressed idiots in pajamas and flip flops… I’m ashamed to even admit I drive a truck because the general public assumes we all are this careless and unprofessional,” said Mike Medley.
“That explains why so many truckers drive like lunatics,” Mark Dee reacted.
Shannon Arden saw it as an issue of racial discrimination.
“Georgia, where if you are a person of color you don’t get to vote and the police target you so they can lock you in a cage and take your money,” she wrote.
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Georgia officials continue to ramp up enforcement on CMV drivers.
In another recent enforcement crackdown on truckers along I-16, more than 150 citations were issued and one driver was arrested for DUI.
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