Local police hold road checks

Published 7:04 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Local law enforcement hosted a city-wide series of road checkpoints last Thursday, Oct. 18, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety, with the assistance of officers from surrounding counties, conducted checkpoints in three different locations, said Capt. Liz Croley of the Sheriff’s Office.

According to Croley, Sheriff’s deputies set up a checkpoint at the intersection of Whigham Dairy Road and Old Whigham Road. Meanwhile, Public Safety officers held checkpoints at the intersections of Louise Street and West streets, and Scott and Green streets.

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Officers checked drivers’ licenses, made arrests of wanted persons and issued citations for traffic offenses, including driving under the influence (either drugs or alcohol), Croley said.

The major road blocks, in which law enforcement from other counties participate, are held in Decatur County once per year as part of the Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network.