The two are teaming up to protect drivers and help those who may have celebrated too much.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Troopers will be watching for impaired drivers, speeders and other violators this long weekend.
The Georgia State Patrol has one primary goal this 4th of July weekend -- to keep the accident count as low as possible. Last year, over 1,800 accidents occurred over the Independence Day holiday weekend. Those accidents resulted in 834 injuries and 11 fatalities. Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said troopers will be watching for drivers under the influence, speeders and motorists not using seat belts. “Our Troopers and MCCD Officers will be concentrating on the most common violations identified as contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes," Hitchens said in a released statement. Operation Zero Tolerance is also continuing across Georgia this weekend. The focus of the program is to remove…
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Police officers who made multiple DUI arrests awarded MADD pins to proudly wear on their uniforms.
The Gwinnett County Police Department’s DUI Task Force has earned a prestigious award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and officers who have caught numerous impaired drivers now have MADD pins to proudly wear on their uniforms. MAAD honored the GCPD DUI Task Force as the “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year.” This award was presented to the DUI Task Force March 24 at the seventh Annual Golden Shield Banquet in Atlanta, according to an announcement by the GCPD. “This was achieved through dedication and hard work from the officers assigned to the task force," Cpl. Edwin Ritter said in the announcement. GCPD’s DUI Task Force was selected over several other well-respected agencies throughout the state, he said. Mothers Against Drunk …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Gwinnett County police will descend across the county today to deter drunke driving on St. Patrick's Day.
Gwinnett County police officers, in cooperation with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, will conduct a large-scale traffic enforcement operation today, St. Patrick’s Day. The DUI Taskforce will lead the effort, with assitance from other units. The operation will be conducted across the county, and drunk driving will be especially targeted. This will be in an effort to prevent injury and death caused by impaired driving. GCPD is urging partygoers to have plans before leaving for St. Patrick's Day fun, and to designate a sober driver, use a taxi, or call a friend or family member for a ride.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Just because it looks like Gwinnett and Lawrenceville PDs have lost their radar guns, it doesn't mean the streets are going to be any less safe.
Just because it looks like local police won't have electronic means to catch speeders come Jan. 1, it doesn't mean motorists — especially New Year's Eve revelers — will have an advantage once the clock hits 12:01 a.m. One of the fallouts from the ongoing dispute over services between Gwinnett County and city leaders is that the permits needed for police forces in Gwinnett to use radar or lasers to catch speeders will expire at the end of today. But local police officials say that won't make it easier for drunk drivers to break the law after the party. According to the public information officer for Gwinnett Police, determining a DUI shouldn't be affected. "Radars and lasers are good tools for traffic enforcement, but they are not the …