The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 585 accidents during the 102-hour New Year's holiday period.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 1
UPDATED 8:30 a.m., Jan. 2 Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Fatal traffic crashes were reported by the Georgia State Patrol posts in Athens, Madison and Valdosta, as well as Cobb County Police, Perry Police, and Macon Police. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 585 traffic crashes during the holiday period with 266 injuries and three fatalities reported. Early activity reports show state troopers arrested 321 people for driving under …
Eight people were killed last year in Georgia traffic crashes that occurred between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
In 2011, eight people were killed in traffic crashes in Georgia between Christmas and New Years Day, and 401 people were arrested for driving under the influence. There is no question that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, from shopping for that perfect gift to attending countless celebrations with family, friends and co-workers. The New Year’s holiday period began Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Tuesday night, Jan. 1, 2013. Be safe while traveling to and from your holiday destinations. Georgia State Troopers will be patrolling throughout the upcoming holiday periods with enforcement emphasis on impaired drivers, unrestrained drivers and passengers, and drivers exceeding the speed limit, according to Colonel Mark …