Monday, May 20 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:45:01 GMT
Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
March 31, 2004
Valdosta - Ted Easton has never driven drunk, but Wednesday, he found out what it feels like. "What was left was right and what was right was left, you just can't see anything," said Easton.
Before they head out on their spring break trips next week, VSU students like Ted are getting a warning from local law enforcement. "The kids are going out, starting their parties, and usually during this time we see an increase in drinking and driving accidents," said Vernotis Williams of the Valdosta Police Department.
When students put on the Valdosta Police Department's fatal vision goggles, it makes it seem like they have a blood alcohol level of .10. Most can barely even stand with them on, so just imagine what they'd be like behind the wheel of a vehicle. "A lot of people think because they've just had one of two they can drive but that's not always true," said
A vehicle rollover demonstration showed students what can happen when they don't wear their seatbelts. "What we try to do is get people to see what actually happens in a rollover crash, what's going on inside the vehicle, and why its so important that they wear their seat belt," said Lt. William L. Hires.
So with the lessons learned today, students will return back to campus safely after their week of fun.